Golf Cart Donation Will Help Transport VA Patients

By  //  May 4, 2012

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Generous Gift

VA Clinic Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Howard, left, thanks Major Gen. Huck Long, U.S. Army (Ret.) for the Indian River Colony Club Foundation's donation of a golf cart to help transport patients. (Image courtesy of Indian River Colony Club Foundation)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Representatives of the Indian River Colony Club Foundation and the Veteran’s Administration Clinic gathered in Viera for a short outdoor ceremony, as a four-seat refurbished golf cart was donated to the clinic.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Howard accepted the $3,000 cart on behalf of the clinic, thanking Indian River Colony Club General Manager John Robinson and IRCC Foundation chairman Major Gen. Huck Long, U.S. Army (Ret.)

The golf cart will be used to help transport patients to the VA Clinic from the far reaches of the facility parking lot.

Long said the intentions of the IRCC Foundation are clear.

“I can think of no better use for a golf cart than in helping our disabled veterans into the VA Clinic to receive the care they have earned,” he said.  “It’s service to those who served.”

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According to Howard, the cart donation will help those who need it most.

With the growth of our local population, we are seeing increasingly complex cases,” Howard said. “Many of these patients need help navigating our large parking lot and will benefit from this generous donation by the IRCC Foundation.”

The Indian River Colony Club Foundation was launched in 1999 as a not-for-profit corporation in support of those who serve, or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or participate in national defense.

They provide a scholarship program with tuition assistance and other charitable support to Indian River Colony Club staff members and residents, as well as the Town Square assisted living facility in Viera.  Major General Huck Long, U.S. Army (Ret.) serves as Chairman of the IRCC Foundation Board.