The Texarkana Area Veterans Council presented a check to the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport Monday, February 13th at 10:45 a.m.  

The presentation took place in the medical center director’s office.  This money will be used to purchase a new passenger van to transport Veterans from the Texarkana area to the VA for healthcare.

Ms. Shirley Bealer, Medical Center Director, accepted the check from the council members.

The Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN) at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center operates 8 vehicles which transport more than 5000 Veterans annually to appointments at the medical center.  Veterans who do not have transportation to the medical center can use the VTN which has pick-up points in Longview, Texas, Texarkana, Arkansas and Monroe and Zwolle, Louisiana.  The new vehicle will be replacing a high mileage vehicle and will ensure the continued safe transportation of our Veterans.