SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is hosting a free Helping Our Hometown Heroes benefits fair for veterans on Friday, October 14th at the Marion VFW Post 1301 at 201 E. Longstreet Road in Marion, Ill. The fair will bring federal, state and local agencies and organizations together in one location.
“Helping Our Hometown Heroes is a great resource for veterans to learn about and tap into all the benefits they have earned and are entitled to receive,” said IDVA Director Erica Borggren. “We appreciate all of the agencies that support these events and are working hard to serve veterans and their families in this community.”
Many federal, state and local agencies and organizations throughout the region will attend the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
Among the participating people and organizations are Harrisburg and Herrin mayors’ offices, Saline County Clerk, John A Logan College, Southeastern Illinois College, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Treasurer’s office, and the Illinois Military & Veterans Rights Bureau.
For more information and future events, please visit the Helping Our Hometown Heroes website.