Shimkus again solicits ‘Valentines for Heroes’

Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois, 15th District) is again asking constituents to participate in his “Valentines for Heroes” program.
The congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.
“Thousands of valentines have come into my offices every year since we began Valentines for Heroes,” Shimkus said.
“Constituents have been overwhelmingly generous and supportive of our military men and women, past and present.
“School classes, church youth groups, home-schoolers and individuals have all helped brighten a soldier or veterans day,” he said.
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until Feb. 9 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Valentines may be dropped off or mailed to Shimkus at any of his district offices:
• 15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, Ill. 62062
• City Hall Room 12, 110 E. Locust St., Harrisburg, Ill. 62946
• 101 N. Fourth St., Suite 303, Effingham, Ill. 62401
• 201 N. Vermilion St., Suite 218, Danville, Ill. 61832.
The few basic rules to follow are to return signed valentines without addressing them to a specific person, without signing your last name or including your address and without sealing them in individual envelopes. All valentines are reviewed for content and appropriateness before distribution.

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