NORTH BEND — Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach has free CCAT bus passes and taxi vouchers for qualified veterans who need help with essential transportation such as to doctor and medical appointments.
To qualify, the veteran must be 60 years old or older. Those under 60 must document a qualifying disability preventing driving or walking distances.
Veterans who are interested in transportation help should contact SOVO at 541-756-8718 or stop by the office, Suite 212, upstairs on the mezzanine at Pony Village Mall.
SOVO operates on volunteer power and community donations. In 2017, the organization logged in 4,881 volunteer hours, served 3,091 veterans and resolved 2,570 issues brought to them by veterans. The same year, the organization obtained $1,946,000 in annual recurring payments to veterans from the Veterans Administration and $178,000 in retroactive payments to veterans, dependents, and survivors.