2020-2021 Department of Illinois Convention in Springfield

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Information about the Buddy Poppy Display Contest. Chairman Danielle Krull looks forward to seeing all your displays in Springfield at the Convention.

Please contact Danielle if you have any questions.



X-SHEET February 2021



For Veterans Home Facilities

During my visits to our Veteran’s home facilities l would ask “What is your greatest need”? The
administrators biggest and most consistent response was “reliable transportation”!

I discovered that all our facilities have antiquated buses/vans that are frequently breaking
down when transporting or Veterans to and from their required appointments. Leaving them
stranded (sometimes for hours and in inclement weather) missing their appointments and
waiting to be rescued and returned to their homes. The Veterans become anxious and afraid to
board them for fear the bus will not make it back safely.

This year I am asking you to assist me by donating funds or even hold a special fund raiser to
raise the necessary funds to purchase the special equipped Hoyle vans that our facilities need
to transport our veterans safely.

I pray that you are willing to assist me by going outside of our membership with letters of
introduction to community leaders and Automobile Dealerships in hopes that they will support
our efforts to meet this necessary need for our Veteran Facilities.

Please be generous in your support of this Special Project that will allow us in “MAKING LIFE
MORE BEARABLE FOR OUR VETERANS” by eliminating the fear of leaving their homes safely to
receive necessary scheduled appointments.

Donations toward the Department President’s Special Project “Wheels for Veterans Fund”:
checks should be made payable to the “Department of II VF WAuxiliary” Department
Treasurer, Linda Lorenz, 140 W. Ann Street, Somonauk, ll 60552. Please earmark your check:
Department President’s Special Project. Your donation will be acknowledged on the monthly
donations list.