The members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 would like to thank the local Oak Harbor businesses: Ace Hardware, Applebee’s, Saar’s Market and Walmart for supporting our annual Forget-Me-Not drive. We are grateful to the citizens of Whidbey Island and surrounding communities for donating so generously on Veterans Day. All donations received will go towards purchase of a new van.
The van transports veterans from Island County and four other counties up and down the I-5 corridor to the Seattle VA Medical Center, Monday through Friday. Regulations dictate that for the safety of all motorists the van may not be used for transportation beyond 200,000 miles; currently our van has 140,000 miles. We have approximately one more year of usage before we will need to replace the van.
Currently we are averaging 100 veteran riders per month; if you are a veteran needing a ride to the VAMC please call 257-4801 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. As we strive to provide services we are always in need of Volunteer Drivers and Chapter Service Officers. If you would like more information on volunteering your time please call the office an speak to a service afficer.
It is our privilege to live in such a giving community that supports its veterans. Thank you.
C “Muggs” Monahan
Commander DAV Ch. 47