New DAV Van Needed

The General Claire Chennault Flying Tiger Chapter 51 of the Disabled American Veterans has a wonderful opportunity to replace their 1997 van with a brand new Ford Transit Connect 7-passenger van!

This van is used to transport veterans to the VA home in Jackson as needed for appointments. With the possibility of an upcoming vaccine, the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 may soon be relaxed, which dictates the necessity of reliable transportation for our veterans so that they can receive the healthcare they need and deserve.

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is applying for a matching-funds grant which will put the Museum’s cost at only $14,500 for the van. It’s an incredible opportunity that we don’t want to miss! The current van has high mileage and breaks down, often requiring towing and frequently resulting in stranding veterans en-route to hospital services.

Because the grant was announced in early November 2020, the Museum only had 8 days to raise the money by the 2020 deadline. The goal was not reached so we are now fundraising to raise the funds for the 2021 grant cycle!

If you’d like to donate to this fund, click here.

If you have questions, you can call 318-362-5540.