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Berks Chapter Receives New Van to Assist Veteran’s Transportation Services

Berks Chapter Receives New Passenger Van

Photo: Jen O’Brien (United Way), Pat Giles (United Way), Janet Curtis (Exec. Director, American Red Cross Berks Chapter, Steve Pradon (Veteran and Heroes Committee Chair), Pat Barrett (Heroes Committee Member), Barry Koehler

We are grateful to the United Way of Berks County and the Henry Janssen Foundation, for their generous support.

On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, the American Red Cross Berks Chapter received a new Chevrolet 15-passenger van, made possible through grants from both the Henry Janssen Foundation and the United Way of Berks County. The van will be used primarily to assist the Veteran’s Transportation program. For 30 years, this program has provided transportation services to veteran of Berks County to and from their medical appointments.

Janet M. Curtis, Berks Chapter Executive Director said, “We are grateful to the United Way of Berks County and the Henry Janssen Foundation, for their generous support. Through this initiative, we are able to provide transportation service to almost 500 veterans each year. The Red Cross Berks Chapter is proud to continue helping our men and women who valiantly served this country.”

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