Illinois Department of Veterans
Affairs announces new veteran program "Serving Those Who Served"
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[August 17, 2016]
- The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) held
Veterans Day at the Illinois State Fair this past Sunday. During the
program Erica Jeffries, Director of IDVA announced a new State-wide
program to thank the service men and women, our veterans and their
families. “On Friday, November 11, 2016, people all over this great
state of Illinois will be able to spend part of their day engaged in
volunteer service projects focused on benefiting our Illinois
Heroes,” said IDVA Director Erica Jeffries.
Veteran Organizations can register a project for volunteers to
assist them on Veterans Day. Illinoisans can look for a project in
their area and sign up to volunteer for that project. To register a
project or to volunteer for a veteran project go to www.illinois.gov/veterans
and click on ‘Serving Those Who Served’ Follow the prompts on the
page and you will be registered either with a project for your
veterans organization or to volunteer and help with that project.
This is the first year for this program and is planned to become an
annual event. “You, your family, friends, church, civic club, scout
troop, neighbors could be a big help to a group of men and women who
could use your volunteer assistance! Whether it’s painting, helping
with an event or other activities, your help will be greatly
appreciated,” said Jeffries.
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A conference call is available to anyone interested in asking questions or
learning more about this program this Thursday, August 18th at 11:00 am.
To join the call follow these directions:
You can click here:
Or for dialing-in only:
1. Dial one of the numbers listed below:
* Toll-Free Number (in USA): 888-494-4032.
2. When prompted, enter the Meeting Access Code: 403-715-0212#
[Illinois Department of Veteran