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Veterans Day is Here Again

These veterans now serve here on our team at AMS Vans, Inc! We appreciate all that you've done and all that you continue to do!

These veterans now serve here on our team at AMS Vans, Inc! We appreciate all that you’ve done and all that you continue to do!

On days like today, words fall short. We know any move that we make to show our appreciation will be inadequate in comparison to the sacrifice that has been made. Still, we are thankful. We are thankful for the sacrifices, and you do not go unseen by all.

Though we know that we could never repay those who have given their lives to serve this country and those living in the freedom fought for, we do want to take today to remind our veterans of what we can offer them in appreciation here at AMS Vans, Inc.

We accept the VA Auto Grant form: 21-4502 and Application for Adaptive EQ form: 10-1394.

There are grants available for non-service related injuries – To catch the latest information –click on this link to learn more about what information has been reported from the VA.gov website on service-related injuries –> http://www.amsvans.com/blog/disabled-veterans-grants-for-wheelchair-vans-adaptive-equipment/

If you are a Disabled Veteran who has been injured either during service or has a non-service related injury and you are trying to receive funding for adaptive equipment such as a handicap van or to convert an existing vehicle into a wheelchair accessible van, here are some resources that may be able to assist you in your process of finding grants or basic funding for adaptive equipment –> http://www.amsvans.com/blog/disabled-veterans-associated-programs-for-handicap-van-funding/

This may just be a day to stand aside and reflect, to show our gratefulness for the sacrifice, but we know full well that Veterans Day is every day for the families we lift up on November 11 every year. One day isn’t enough to display our gratitude.

Doggie Day – What You Might Not Know About Service Dogs

On October 14, AMS Vans is participating in disAbility Link’s Doggie Day event! This event will educate folks about service dogs, offer low-cost vaccinations for your service dog, and have fun activities and prizes for kids!
AccessibilityService dogs are a worth-while investment because they have, in fact, been proven to enhance the lives of their partners by making them feel more independent, which in turn boosts self-esteem and provides more opportunities to experience more things.
Specifically, service dogs provide the following assistance:
  • Unload laundry from dryer
  • Assist partner in loading laundry into top loading washing machine
  • Fetch wheelchair when it’s out of reach
  • Assist in clean up of house – pickup, carry, deposit designated items
  • Pay for purchases at high counters
  • Tug socks off without biting down on foot
  • Pull drapery cord to open or close drapes
  • Transfer assistance from wheelchair to van seat, bed, toilet or bathtub
  • Assist to walk step by step, brace between each step, from wheelchair to nearby seat
  • Call 911 on K-9 rescue phone, let emergency personnel into home and lead to partner’s location
  • Lie down on a person’s chest to produce a cough when suction machine is unavailable
  • Service Dogs can also help with veterans living with PTSD; they provide emotional support and can help people adjust back into the every day grind
More than that, service dogs provide companionship. They easily can become a part of the family!
Which is part of the reason why we are so excited to be a part of disAbilitiy Link’s Doggie Day! It’s a little known fact that wheelchair accessible vans actually benefit both humans and their service animals; wheelchair vans offer a more spacious area for a service dog to sit in, as well as an easier process for them to assist their partner in loading into a vehicle.
Bet you didn’t know that your furry friends were a part of the AMS  Vans family, too!
Are you in need of a service dog currently?