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                                                                   Robert Fuggiti in front of VFW Post 3579

VFW Post needs help with a bold move

Opting to advance rather than retreat during these challenging times, the Niles Memorial Post 3579 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is readying a new home for occupancy. In existence for more than 85 years, Post 3579 has a proud history of assisting veterans and supporting a variety of causes within the community. “We’re looking forward to continuing our good work at our new facility, but we’re going to need financial assistance with our remodeling efforts,” says Robert Fuggiti, Public Relations Officer and Demolition Supervisor for the post. You can donate to the cause through the post’s GoFundMe campaign by clicking here, or by mailing a tax-deductible donation made out to V.F.W. Post 3579 to 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 100, Niles IL 60714. You can also pay a visit to the post and make a donation in exchange for a variety of high-quality sinks, tables, cabinets and doors left over from the property’s previous use as a medical facility. Call Bob at 847-921-8738 to make an appointment.


Services for Veterans in Crisis

If a Veteran is experiencing a crisis, they can call the Veteran Crisis Center at 800-273-8255 and press 1. The service is toll-free and operates 24 hours a day. There is also the National Center of Excellence for Veterans and their Families at RUSH. Located at the RUSH Medical Center, their ROAD Home Program provides comprehensive, evidence-based treatment in a safe and supportive environment. These services are provided in Chicago, the western suburbs and downstate Effingham. A three-week National Intensive Outpatient Program is also available for the treatment of post-traumatic stress.  These services are provided regardless of military discharge status or your ability to pay.  For details, call 312-942-8387 (VETS) or click here.

— CDR Joe Troiani, U.S. Navy (retired)

 


Say “No” to prescription copays!

Congress is currently considering House Bill H.R. 3932. The Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act would eliminate copayments to the Veterans Administration for medicines relating to preventive health services, in addition to other benefits. The Italian American Veterans Museum encourages you to urge your U.S. representatives to co-sponsor and support this bill.

To read the full text of this bill, click here.

To see if your U.S. Representative is already a co-sponsor of this bill, click here and scroll down to co-sponsors.

To find the name and contact information of your U.S. Representative, click here and enter your ZIP code and address.


A dental bill with teeth!

Congress is currently considering H.R. 96, which will require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service. The Italian American Veterans Museum encourages you to urge your U.S. representatives to co-sponsor and support this bill.

To read the full text of this bill, click here.

To see if your U.S. Representative is already a co-sponsor of this bill, click here and scroll down to co-sponsors.

To find the name and contact information of your U.S. Representative, click here and enter your ZIP code and address.

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