IDVA to Host ‘Helping Our Hometown Heroes’ Veterans Benefits Fair October 21st in Effingham

SPRINGFIELD–(ENEWSPF)–October 18, 2011.  The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is hosting a free Helping Our Hometown Heroes benefits fair for veterans on Friday, October 21st at the Effingham American Legion Post 120 at 200 West Washington Avenue, Effingham, 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 Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Treasurer’s office, Social Security Administration, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, Air Evac Lifeteam, Opportunities for Access, American Legion, Area Senior/Assisted Living Centers, and local elected officials.

For more information and future events, please visit the Helping Our Hometown Heroes website.