Carbon County is in need of volunteers to transport area veterans to and from medical visits.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Henry Desrosiers, director of Carbon County Veterans Affairs, announced that he received word from the Disabled American Veterans on Wednesday that the county will receive a seven or 12-passenger van to take veterans to their doctors appointments in Wilkes-Barre or Allentown.
Getting this transportation in the county has been in the works for the last two and a half years.
Desrosiers added that as of right now, he does not have any volunteers who are registered to drive the van.
He is asking the community's help to build a volunteer force who would be available to drive the van at least once a month.
"I would love to have 15 to 20 volunteers," he said, adding that it takes about three to four months to become registered for the volunteer driving position.
If anyone wishes to become a volunteer driver, Desrosiers asks that they call his office at (570) 325-3986, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
"I want to get a list of volunteers so we can start getting this van in service."
The commissioners also commended Desrosiers on his service to the veterans in Carbon County.
Commissioner William O'Gurek, chairman, reported that the Carbon Veterans Affair