August 25, 2010 - The Veteran's Assistance Commission has asked if the Vernon Hills Police Department can assist in providing 125 to 150 winter coats and new gloves. And, in typical VHPD fashion, we accepted the challenge.
The Veteran's Assistance Commission (VAC) is based in Waukegan at 20 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and serves indigent veterans. On October 19, 2010, the VAC is going to conduct a stand down. A stand down is an opportunity for veterans in need to receive dental exams, hair cuts, counseling service, etc. We've been advised that approximately 385 veterans in Lake County receive food stamps.
In the spirit of taking care of our own, employees of the Vernon Hills Police Department are purchasing VA Canteen books so that lunch can be provided to veterans while they wait for their medical care.
We are also looking for community support in the form of a donation of a new pair of winter gloves or a new/gently used coat. These items will be presented to veterans seeking the above services at the VAC on October 19.
Items can be dropped off at the Vernon Hills Police Department, 740 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois. The last day for item drop-off is Sunday, October 17, 2010.
Please, let's help keep our veterans warm this winter!