‘Operation Rising Spirit’ invites letters of support to be sent to state veterans’ homes

(KBSI) – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) launched the 2022 “Operation Rising Spirit,” campaign encouraging service organizations, schools, communities, and individuals to write letters of appreciation and support to veterans residing at the state veterans’ homes in Anna, Chicago, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy.

Director Terry Prince says hundreds of letters were sent to veterans in five residential homes last holiday season.

“Operation Rising Spirit is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for organizations, schools, families
and individuals to spread cheer to our veterans,” said Prince.

To participate, notes may be sent directly to the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Letters will be disseminated equally to the five homes:

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Central Office
833 South Spring Street
P.O. Box 19432
Springfield, IL 62794-9432

Notes may also be sent directly through the IDVA website. Tap here to visit the IDVA website.

Operation Rising Spirit was launched in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to support residents who were unable to visit with family and friends. The campaign encouraged veterans and facilitated their connection with the community.

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