Volunteer Prince William, our NV Rides partner in Prince William Co, announced the awarding of a $50,000 grant from Potomac Health Foundation, which will provide transportation for veterans, spouses, widows, and widowers for one year beginning July 1, 2022. This grant will allow them to expand their volunteer rides program to requests beyond medical appointments.
Recipients will be eligible to receive transportation to medical appointments, supermarkets, retail, and houses of worship.
“We are excited about the opportunity that Potomac Health Foundation has provided for us to continue our work to provide transportation for the health needs of our Veterans and families,” says Bridget Mullins, Executive Director at Volunteer Prince William. “This will be a wonderful chance to expand our services to support this population which has given so much to our country.” The benefits of this new grant include allowing veterans, spouses, and widows and widowers to continue living independently in their homes, freedom from having to ask family or friends for rides, and more social interaction with others outside the home, thus reducing the risk of isolation and depression. Increased transportation services will give this population improved access to nutrition, the community, and mental wellness.
The grant will benefit veterans and their spouses, widows, and widowers who live in eastern Prince William County and the adjacent communities in southeast Fairfax and north Stafford counties. Volunteer Prince William is a private nonprofit that partners with community agencies to mobilize volunteers and resources to provide solutions for critical issues in our community. In addition to connecting volunteers, other programs available are Disaster Services, Alternative Community Service, and Untrim-a-Tree. The Veterans Enhanced Transportation Service (VETS) has been in place since 2014 and provides transportation to veterans, their spouses, widows, and widowers. The Potomac Health Foundation is an independent, private foundation organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The Foundation seeks to improve the health and wellness of the people residing in the Foundation’s service area.
Congratulations to our partner Volunteer Prince William on their grant to expand veteran’s transportation options in Prince William!
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