Lake County DAV Transportation Network

Lake County DAV Transportation Network

The 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. Many lost limbs, sight, hearing, or good health. And many live a great distance from a VA hospital.

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 necessities to pay for transportation.

Veterans disabled in our nation's service should never face such dire options. So DAV and Auxiliary volunteers respond, driving vets to and from VA hospitals and clinics. Other grateful Americans are helping too.

The network is administered by DAV Hospital Service Coordinators (HSCs) at the VA's 172 medical centers. The DAV has also donated vans, where needed, to make the program work. All DAV van drivers are volunteers and do not receive payment for the services they provide.

Across the nation, more than 196 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. Additionally DAV Departments and Chapters purchase and donate most of the vans to the VA medical facilities to 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.

All DAV van drivers are volunteers and do not receive payment for the services they provide.

If you are interested in being a volunteer driver please contact:

Voluntary Service Office
P.O. Box 5046
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5046
Phone: 605-333-6851

Contact Information

County DAV Van Coordinator

Darrell Goth
Phone: 605-291-9423
Email: gothdarrel@yahoo.com

SD Regional DAV Van Coordinator

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

Brenda Stevens
(Volunteer Services)
Phone: 605-333-6851

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

Announcements

Public Meeting/Open House for Lake County Transportation Plan
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10/5/2020 at 10:00 a.m., Lake County Courthouse Commission Room
Lake County will hold an open house style public meeting to discuss and receive input on the development of a Transportation Plan for Lake County. The open house will be informal with one on one discussion with County officials and staff.

County Offices Closed
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

County offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020, in observance of Native American Day.

Resolution 2020-16 Designating Polling Places for General Election
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

On 9/17/2020, the Lake County Commission passed Resolution 2020-16 Designating Polling Places for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Click here to view the Resolution or view it on our Election Information page.

Driver Licensing Schedule Change
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Lake County 4-H Center will be used as a polling place for the general election. For that reason, Driver Licensing will NOT be in Madison on Tuesday, November 3rd, but they WILL be in Madison on Monday, November 2nd at the Lake County 4-H Center.

September - License Plate Renewal S
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with S.

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