There's a big shortage of volunteer drivers throughout Central New York needed to get disabled veterans to and from their medical appointments.
The Disabled American Veterans program provides the volunteers to transport vets to and from the VA Hospital in Syracuse, but are seriously short of help now. Recruiter Bill Gleason says many of their volunteers are senior citizens who are happy to offer their help during the warm months of the year, but leave for Florida once the winter begins in earnest.
Gleason says their only requirements are a valid New York driver's license with no driving while intoxicated convictions and the ability to be available for 6 to 8 hours those days when someone would volunteer. The volunteer service transports vets in a region that stretches from Binghamton to Messina. Those interested in volunteering can call 315-425-4243.