Take a step to help veterans in need

Join Triton College in taking a step toward ending veteran hunger and homelessness in the surrounding communities on Saturday, May 3.

Triton's A Step for Vets will recognize the service of our brave men and women veterans as well as raise awareness concerning veteran hunger and homelessness with a walk and donation drive. The free community event symbolizes our shared commitment in providing a service to our vets to help them transition from the battlefield back into their communities.

A Step for Vets will run from 1 to 4 p.m., kicking off with a opening ceremony, featuring keynote speaker, veteran and author Thomas Pozdol, followed by a warm-up Zumba class at 1:30 p.m. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. around the mounds on the west side of Triton College's main campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., in River Grove.

Throughout the day, donations will be collected, including non-perishable food items, new clothing and personal hygiene items, such as toothpaste and soap, to support Hines VA Hospital's outreach to homeless veterans. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

A children's activity area, a raffle, refreshments and live entertainment, including Chicago's own Bailiff, will go on throughout the day. Plus, food from Clavio's Cafe will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the Hines VA Hospital.

Participants are invited to come and show their support for veterans. Registration is free; advance registration is recommended by visiting www.triton.edu/stepforvets.*

In case of inclement weather, the event will take place inside the Robert M. Collins Center.

For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or email stepforvets@triton.edu.

 

Faculty, staff, students and community members say "thank you" to our veterans.

 

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