A Large Thank You to Faith Methodist Church of Orland Park

Faith Methodist Church of Orland Park, located at 15101 South 80th Avenue, Orland Park, IL, gifted to the VetTech Project of the Keeling Family Foundation $5,000 earmarked for capital improvements and greatly needed equipment, books and supplies to continue our mission.

“Our Lansing Facility is in dire need of repairs.  This generous gift will improve our classrooms and training programs.   On behalf of our Veteran students, the Foundation, and myself, Thank You!  This gift is by far one of the most generous expressions of support we have ever received,” Peter Polus, VetTech Project Manager.

Are you a Veteran or know a Veteran interested in exploring a new career in I.T.? We offer an extensive CompTIA A+ and Microsoft MCTS certification program that is absolutely free to all veterans…Details

Television and Monitor Recyling now by Appointment Only

Vet Tech appreciates the opportunity to help veterans which you provide when you choose to recycle with us.

Due to volume of demand for recycling, we are changes the recycling procedure. Unwanted TVs and monitors will now be recycled by appointment only.

Vet Tech recycling center locations are as follows:

  • Lansing Training Center, 2755 Bernice Road, Lansing IL
  • Rockdale Veteran Center, 936 Moen Ave, Rockdale IL
  • The Wheaton VFW Post 2164, N731 Papworth St. IN

To recycle your unwanted TV or monitor, please do the following:

  • Click on the Donation Button on any page and make a $25 donation, or for 40″ or larger TV a $45 donation
  • Call the Vet Tech recycling phone line at 708-533-5464 to schedule a drop-off at one the centers listed above

Again, our veterans thank you for your support.

Mental health resources at Alexian Brothers

Veterans needing assistance with PTSD (or other mental health or substance abuse issues), may call Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (ABBHH) at 1-800-432-5005. They will receive prompt attention by calling this number. ABBHH has an assessment center (open 24 hours a day)and will be able to assess the veteran and determine the level of care needed. ABBHH is a TRICARE provider. The quickest way to receive service is by calling the above 800 number. If the veteran has questions about the services offered to Veterans, they may contact Elva Johnson-Pompa at ABBHH at 847-755-8583, Monday–Friday 8:00-5:00.

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The VetTech.US Mission is to

  • Assist U.S. veterans to receive civilian I.T. Certifications.
  • Provide employment for U.S. veteran graduates of the VetTech.US IT Certification program.
  • Provide a vital community service by recycling and reusing e-waste that would normally be deposited into a landfill.
  • Donate rebuilt/refurbished computer equipment to charitable organizations where there is a need.

See recent TV coverage: ABC 7 Chicago tells the VetTech.US story

To better accommodate our underserved vets VetTech.US needs more training facilities in the Chicagoland area and is actively seeking additional training space in the Northwest Suburbs.

Click here for more info on how you can help us.

Veterans service opportunity in Arlington Heights, IL

HandsOn Suburban Chicago is located outside the city of Chicago, Illinois, and is actively seeking to fill three year long Americorps/VISTA slots that will work in outreach for Veteran’s services. The focus will be on developing relationships with organizations that address the most common challenges veterans face. Hurry, applications accepted immediately. The first Selection of a VISTA candidate will occur by May 6, 2013, with the actual VISTA starting on June 18, 2013. The second selection will occur by May 24, with an actual VISTA start date of July 16, 2013. The third selection will be before July 1, with a VISTA start date of August 12, 2013.

For more information on the position, how to apply and available stipend, visit: Veteran Outreach VISTA Position

In order to be considered for the position, applicants must first fill out the online application at the Americorps portal: www.americorps.gov. Be sure to choose the HandsOn Suburban Chicago program in Illinois when applying.

If you have any questions, email at:
patty.neuswanger@volunteerinfo.net or maryfitz@volunteerinfo.net
Contact Info: Mary Fitzgibbons, Executive Director, HandsOn Suburban Chicago or Patty Neuswanger.
Tel. 847-228-1006. www.volunteerinfo.net

Find a Recycling Center

We have many locations in the Chicagoland area where you can bring your e-waste for recycling.
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