A new statewide program, called Serving Those Who Served, asks Illinoisans to participate in volunteer service projects focused on benefiting Illinois veterans. This is the first year for this program, which will run through the month of November, and is planned to become an annual event.
“The Serving Those Who Served program is a call to action,” said Gov. Rauner. “We’re asking for residents from across the state to come together and volunteer their time and energy on service projects to thank veterans and their families for their willingness to defend us. This is an opportunity to not only honor these men and women, but also give back to those who have given so much.
Veteran organizations can register a project for volunteers to assist with throughout November. 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.