Military Family - Transportation Resources


 
 Our Military and all of their family members made plenty of sacrifices while in service before returning to civilian life to become an integral part of our society that owns nearly 2.5M businesses in the United States, employ more than 5M people and generate more than $1T in sales and receipts annually. As a small thanks for their service we have compiled a list of organizations and initiatives resources that are dedicated to helping the whole military family.  We will continuously expand this glossary of valuable tools and organizations, so if you have recommendations for organizations, online communities, or tools that we should include, we welcome your ideas here
 
TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT
Military Warriors Support has several programs that focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. They award mortgage-free homes and payment-free vehicles to combat wounded heroes and Gold Star spouses. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring. Learn more here.
Transportation4Heroes Awards payment-free vehicles to combat wounded heroes injured while in service to our country & Gold Star spouses who’s loved one made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. In addition to the vehicle, the recipient will receive 1 year of family and financial mentoring. Learn more here.
WellnessRides4Heroes provides no-cost transportation to get veterans to and from their medical appointments. (Only available in Bexar County). Learn more here.
STATE INITIATIVES
Florida Veterans Foundation and Uber ‘Veterans Ride Program’ for Florida Veterans: Veterans Ride Free to Appointments During COVID-19. The Florida Veterans Foundation today announced its partnership with Uber to create the ‘Veterans Ride Program’ for Florida Veterans who may have limited transportation options when trying to keep essential medical appointments during coronavirus. The program will be overseen by the Foundation who has partnered with The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) which includes all VA facilities around the state of Florida.  “This is a profound gesture on the part of Uber to recognize the importance of helping transportation disadvantaged Veterans getting to and from their appointments especially during these difficult times,” said Lew Wilson, President, Florida Veterans Foundation.  Visit www.HelpFLVets.org for a map of participating Florida VA facilities only. Veterans interested in participating in the program can contact their local VA facility in Florida to receive an Uber code.  Each trip is limited to a $25 value and the supply of free rides is limited to the first one thousand trips. The free ride codes will be issued to Veterans on a case by case basis by each local VA facility after a brief evaluation. 
For Veterans who do not have an Uber app, they may dial 1-833-USE-UBER, where the rider will be paired with a live team member that confirms the trip request, provides an upfront price quote (which would be free up to $25 using the free code), and uses the same marketplace technology powering the Uber app to help find a ride. To use this feature, one will need an SMS or text-based mobile phone to receive important messages about the ETA, the driver’s license plate details, and the driver’s name. Riders continue to receive messages before and during the trip, and once it concludes, will receive a trip receipt. There is no extra charge for using this service, though carrier message and data rates may apply. 

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

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