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DAV Transportation Network
Assisting Disabled Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Transportation Network is the only way many veterans are able to get to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities for needed treatment. They’re men and women who answered our country’s call in times of war and, with fixed incomes, the cost of transportation to a VA hospital is just too high. They’re left with two choices: they could go without the treatment they need, or skimp on food or other necessitates to pay for transportation.

Volunteers
Across the nation, more than 196 hospital service coordinators (HSCs) operate more than 180 active programs at VA hospitals and outpatient clinics. These HSCs have recruited a corps of nearly 5,000 volunteer drivers whom they coordinate to provide transportation for veterans needing this service.

Additional Assistance Provided
Additionally, DAV departments and chapters purchase and donate most of the vans to the VA medical facilities for use in the transportation network. DAV HSCs also help veterans file claims for VA benefits, and refer veterans to DAV National Service Officers for professional benefits assistance. For more information, visit the DAV Volunteer Transportation Network website.

All DAV van drivers are volunteers and none of them receive payment for the services they provide.

Brookings County DAV Van Coordinator

Irene Pierce
Brookings County Veterans / Human Services
520 3rd St, Ste 220
Brookings, SD 57006
605-696-8260
To Ride the Brookings County DAV Van:

1. Please call the County Coordinator at 605-696-8260 as far in advance of your appointment as possible to allow us time to coordinate with other van riders and volunteer drivers.

2. Please let us know if you need your spouse or a care helper to ride the DAV van with you.

South Dakota Regional DAV Van / Volunteer Coordinators

John C. Huntington, Sioux Falls VAMC (438)
2501 West 22nd St., Rm. 103
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
605-336-3230 EXT. 6551

Brenda Stevens (Volunteer Services)
605-333-6851

Don W. Sealock, Fort Meade VAMC (568)
Bldg. 148, Rm. A-133
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade, SD 57741
605-720-7065

Sioux Falls VA Medical Center
2501 W. 22nd Street, PO Box 5046
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5046
Phone: 605-336-3230 or 800-316-8387
Fax: 605-333-6878

Be a Volunteer Driver

1. Contact the local coordinator at 605-696-8260

2. Complete these forms (all four required): 
   VA 10-5345
   VA 10-7055
   Volunteer Driver Fitness Determination
   Supplemental Volunteer Application Form

3. Send the completed application forms to: 

 Brookings County Veterans Service Officer
520 3rd St, Ste 220
Brookings, SD 57006