FARGO, N.D. (Dec. 1, 2017) – The Disabled American Veterans of North Dakota and Minnesota recently teamed up to raise funds to purchase a new 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan to be donated to the Fargo VA Medical Center as a parking lot shuttle.
More than $33,000 dollars were raised over the last three months to purchase the vehicle that was delivered to the Fargo VA by the DAV on Nov. 27.
“Our old parking lot shuttle was beginning to show its age, so this donation could not have come at a better time,” said Karinn Davidson, Fargo VA Voluntary Service Chief. “This new shuttle is fabulous and I’m sure our Veterans will appreciate the comfortable ride, especially in the winter months when the walk from your parking spot to the front door can seem like an eternity. We very much appreciate everything the DAV has done for the Fargo VA and our Veterans over the years.”
The following DAV organizations contributed to the new shuttle:
DAV of Minnesota Foundation
Park Rapids, Minn. #38
North Central #7 in Bemidji, Minn.
Crookston, Minn. #14
Lake Land, Minn. #31
Regan McLean #5 in Devils Lake, N.D.
Francis J. Beaton #1 in Fargo, N.D.
Andy Nomland #2 in Grand Forks, N.D.
Jamestown, N.D. #31
Clarence Tom Lemley #24 in Valley City, N.D.
“We just wanted to help Veterans to make sure the Fargo VA remains easily accessible,” said Greg Remus, the DAV member who spearheaded the donation. “The shuttle is a very important service, and when the VA said they could use a new vehicle, we took the idea and ran with it.”
Those interested in donating to the Fargo VA can call Fargo VA Voluntary Service at 701-239-3700 X 3395