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Rotary Club of Wheaton to Host Fundraiser Benefitting Veterans

The Rotary Club of Wheaton has partnered with the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton to ensure that Veterans who are rebuilding their lives have adequate transportation.

One out of every three homeless men has put on a uniform and served this country, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.  A Veteran- someone who has fought to keep us safe, someone who has made it possible for us to enjoy our freedoms, someone who has made it possible for us to sleep peacefully each night- will ALWAYS have the full support of the Wheaton Rotary Club. Towards that end, the Rotary Club of Wheaton has partnered with the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton to ensure that Veterans who are rebuilding their lives have adequate transportation.

 

Specifically, Wheaton Rotary has purchased a small bus and sedan for the MSHV. To watch a short video about the partnership and project, please visit the following link: http://youtu.be/P49ToK48qxw.

 

The Rotary Club of Wheaton will host their 25th Annual Christmas Inn Fundraiser on Sunday, December 2nd from 4-8p.m at the Abbington Banquets, 3s002 IL Route 53 in Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $75 per person or a table of 10 for $700. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Wheaton’s local and international projects- with a special focus on Veterans this year. Celebrate the Christmas season with an evening of fun, games, silent and live auctions, raffles, music and more. The cost of your ticket includes passed hors d'oeuvres, a delicious multi course dinner, cash bar, entertainment, and more. This is the Rotary Club of Wheaton’s only fundraiser, the proceeds of which allow the club to provide service projects and funding to both local and international initiatives. For more information regarding the Rotary Club of Wheaton and/or the Christmas Inn Fundraiser, please visit their web site at www.wheatonrotary.com or contact Lori Belha at lbelha@att.net.  

 

To make a donation to the event or to purchase event tickets, please contact Lori Belha at lbelha@att.net. Wheaton Rotary is accepting donations to support the vehicle purchase. Donations can be sent to Wheaton Rotary, Attn: Fund in Need, P.O. Box 68, Wheaton, IL 60187. Please know that 100% of your donation will benefit the vehicle purchase for Veterans at MSHV.

 

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a not-for-profit organization that provides housing and supportive services to homeless veterans. Housing services include a transitional living facility named in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Larson, and 6 Affordable Housing apartments. Both programs provide services to U.S. veterans of any era to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives.   

 

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

 

The Rotary Club of Wheaton meets every Wednesday at 12:10pm at Arrowhead Golf Club on Butterfield in Wheaton. Through the club’s one yearly fundraiser, Christmas Inn, the Rotary Club of Wheaton is able to provide assistance to various local organizations and projects including: Humanitarian Service Project. S.C.A.R.C.E, Literacy Volunteers of DuPage, Wheaton Public Library, Wheaton High School’s Operation Safe Celebration, Wheaton Elementary School Student Scholarships for College, Vocational Scholarships, and more. Recent International projects have included: providing funding to build and furnish a home for orphans in the Dominican Republic; sending a container project to send medical equipment, school supplies and clothing to Uganda; purchase computers for a woman’s shelter in Peru for vocational training.

 

For more information regarding the Rotary Club of Wheaton, please contact Erica Loiacono at erica.loiacono@cusd200.org or 630-327-6059.

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