Olsen to Partner with Leader Durkin and Senator Curran on Veterans Expo and Blood Drive

State Representative David Olsen (R-Downers Grove) will join House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John F. Curran (R-Downers Grove) on Saturday, November 4 to host a free Veterans Expo and Blood Drive for our nation’s heroes that live in our communities.

The event will take place from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM at the American Legion Post 80, 40000 Saratoga Avenue in Downers Grove. Thirty state and local groups will gather from across the state to inform the veteran attendees of important resources and services available to them.

Blood donations will be taken from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. If interested in donating blood, veterans or their loved ones are encouraged to call LifeSource at (877) 543-3768 to schedule an appointment.

Veterans can take advantage of important services such as flu shots, pneumonia shots, blood pressure screenings, counseling and TDAP, passport application, student assistance and job opportunities.

"Our veterans often face unique challenges when they return from active duty, and this expo brings together 30 agencies that can provide assistance and address their specific needs," said Olsen. "I’m honored join House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senator John Curran in hosting this important event that could make a real difference in the lives of veterans.”

“These brave men and women have fought for and continue to protect our freedom, which is why it is critical that we take care of them now that they are back home,” Durkin said. “This event makes it easy for our veterans to get the services they need and information they’ve been looking for at one location.”

“The State offers a great deal of services to help care for our veterans’ physical, mental, and financial health, as well as foster their personal growth—all of which the Veterans Expo offers all side by side,” said Curran. “When veterans return to Illinois, we want to honor, respect and care for them the way they deserve—as a military hero should be. I encourage all veterans to take advantage of the opportunities at the Expo as well as the long-term benefits of many of our featured programs.”

A full list of passport requirements can be found at ilhousegop.org. For more information about this free event, please contact Representative Olsen’s office at (630) 737-0504, Leader Durkin’s office at (630) 325-2028, or Senator Curran’s office at (630) 796-2623.

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