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An effort connects veterans with services they may need

Just in time for veterans Day, Illinois Joining Forces is launching an effort to connect veterans with services they may need.

The effort called Operation Connect a Vet asks that people contact IJF through the end of the year to request a wellness check for a veteran service member or a member of their family.

The wellness check will be done by veterans who help fellow veterans for a living.

Veterans conducting the wellness checks can guide veterans and their families to find help with finances, housing, food, employment, health care and other needs.

Illinois Joining Forces is a statewide public/private network of military and veterans-serving nonprofit organization that launched in 2012 through an agreement between the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and Military Affairs.

Brandon Jones is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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