Vans of Valor Program: Ride Away Assists Service-Connected Veterans by Providing Modified Vehicle Loans through Its Vans of Valor Program

By Miller, Riley | The Exceptional Parent, May 2008 | Go to article overview

Vans of Valor Program: Ride Away Assists Service-Connected Veterans by Providing Modified Vehicle Loans through Its Vans of Valor Program


Miller, Riley, The Exceptional Parent


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It started by recognizing a need. Ride Away, a national supplier of handicap-modified vehicles, recognized that veterans requiring modified transportation needed reliable transportation between the time they are discharged from the military and the time they receive a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to modify a vehicle to meet their individual needs. Ride Away implemented their Vans of Valor program to meet that need.

Ride Away indicated in a press release dated December 20, 2007 that it is committed to providing transportation assistance to veterans who have sacrificed for our country by helping them in their time of need. Ride Away's Vans of Valor program was designed to ensure that service-connected veterans can obtain suitable modified vehicle transportation as soon as they need it--even before all of their benefits and paperwork are finalized through the system at the VA.

Ride Away is offering the use of an appropriate vehicle for those veterans whose injuries or illness have been deemed 100 percent service-connected and who are awaiting the processing and finalization of their vehicle grant finances from the VA.

"The Vans of Valor program was designed to assist veterans in obtaining suitable transportation so that they can access their local communities and neighborhoods again and begin their process of recovery and healing a little more quickly," said Mark Lore, President and CEO of Ride Away. "We appreciate the opportunity that our Vans of Valor program offers to be of assistance to those who have already served us all so selflessly."

To ensure that the vehicle the veteran receives from Ride Away will meet their unique needs, a sales consultant will discuss with the veteran his or her vehicle preferences and will also determine what kind of vehicle and equipment Ride Away will need to install. Once the van is modified to fit the needs of the veteran, Ride Away will personally deliver the van to the veteran's home.

As a part of the program, the veteran will be free to use the van until their VA funding comes through and they are able to obtain their own van. …

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