Representative Yingling to Host Veterans Resource Fair

04/16/2014

HAINESVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Hainesville, will be holding a Veterans Resource Fair to highlight and make available many of the services available to veterans with special guest U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10). The event will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Grayslake Park District Gym, located at 240 Commerce Drive, Grayslake.

“As a long-time advocate for our veterans, both as a former Township Supervisor and now as a State Representative, I believe that keeping our promises to our veterans has to be top priority,” Yingling said. “After fulfilling their duty to serving and protecting our country, it has to be our duty as elected officials to serve our veterans once they come home. I’m proud to partner with Congressman Brad Schneider for the Veterans Resource Fair and I’m excited that so many various state and federal programs will be joining us to answer any questions veterans may have and to explain many of the benefits that sometimes go unnoticed to our men and women in uniform.”

The Veterans Resource Fair will be held next Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m.until 12:30 p.m. at the Grayslake Park District Gymnasium in Grayslake. The fair will include a wide variety of representatives from many state and federal programs that are available to current members of our armed forces as well as those service members who are no longer in active duty. Currently, there are 19 different organizations that will be in attendance as well as resources from both Yingling’s office and Congressman Schneider’s office.

“The Veterans Resource Fair will serve as a one-stop shop for any and all members of our armed services who have, or currently are, serving our nation,” Yingling said. “The success of our state and country depends on the brave men and women who serve and it is our responsibility as elected officials to make sure we are giving them all of the resources and services available to them. Our veterans have sacrificed beyond measure to protect our freedom and it is our duty to serve them now. I want to thank all of our partner organizations who will participate and I want to thank our veterans for their service. ”

Yingling represents the 62nd District, which contains portions of Gages Lake, Grayslake, Hainesville, the Round Lake communities, Third Lake, Wauconda, and Wildwood. For more information, please contact Yingling’s full-time constituent service office at 847-231-6262 or repsamyingling@gmail.com.

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