Governor Rauner, UIS Students Donate Time and Service to New Veteran's Home on Friday


Springfield - Governor Bruce Rauner and others contributed community service to veterans on Friday in Springfield.

The governor, along with the Salvation Army and members of the University of Illinois-Springfield soccer team volunteered at "Our Home" which is a place for veterans.

Friday's efforts marked the first official day of the state's new "Serving Those Who Served" campaign put on by the state's Department of Veteran's Affairs.

The governor told those in attendance that volunteering time and service to veterans is something the people of Illinois should do year round not just one day a year.

"We're here to celebrate the opening of this facility to help homeless veterans who are getting established and getting their feet back under them," said Rauner.

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