The Guernsey County Community Development Corporation was recently presented a donation check from Utica Resources Ventures, LLC to purchase a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that will be utilized by the CDC’s Veterans Medical Transportation program.

The program is a free service offered to Guernsey County veterans and was created to transport veterans to medical appointments across Ohio. Service is available six days a week and on average the CDC will assist 15 to 20 veterans each month.??The van is outfitted with the ADA compliant Revability wheelchair accessible system. This system will ensure comfortable and safe transportation for passengers and because it’s a hybrid, the CDC will be saving money on fuel costs, which are quite substantial. ??

Executive Director Ron Gombeda said, "This purchase was an all-out team effort that succeeded in purchasing the best van possible for the money we received. We all are so very grateful for the generosity bestowed upon us by Utica Recourses; the entire origination is absolutely wonderful."??

Utica Resources Ventures, LLC is an oil and gas company locally based out of Marietta, and is very active in the local Utica Shale. The company prides itself on being engaged members of area communities.??

For more informatio, visit www.guernseycountycdc.com or call 740-439-0020.