Veterans seek new shuttle for hospital rides

Published 6:54 am Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mower County veterans organizations are raising funds for a new shuttle that will transport patients to the VA Hospital in the Minneapolis.

According to Mower County Veterans Services Director Wayne Madson, The local Disabled American Veterans chapter has pledged $6,000, and the Mower County Veterans Council has pledged $4,000.

The current van can transport a maximum of eight passengers.

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Veterans organizations aim to raise enough funds for a larger shuttle with a center aisle that could transport up to 15 passengers.

Those who would like to donate to the effort may contact Mower County Veterans Services, 507-434-2712.