IDVA to host ‘Helping Our Hometown Heroes’ veterans benefits fair October 7th in Sterling

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–September 28, 2011.   The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is hosting a free Helping Our Hometown Heroes benefits fair for veterans on Friday, October 7th at the Northland Mall at 2900 E Lincolnway in Sterling, 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 Sen. Dick Durbin’s office, Illinois National Guard recruiters, Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, Lee County Council on Aging, Kevin Strunk, Valerie Buckingham, and VAMC Primary Care.

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