Service Platoon Offers Opportunities to Give Back

on Friday, 29 June 2018.

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There is hardly a day that goes by that we don’t hear many people ask us, “How do I volunteer and help you guys?” Well, you CAN!

The LCVFSF’s Service Platoon is an ongoing effort to match Veterans,family members and civilians with service opportunities around your communities. Service Platoon Offers the opportunity for all to Give Back.

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“Our Service Platoon has done everything from helping at the Lake Bluff Car Show, re-painting school playgrounds, cleaning up forest preserves, putting on Ruck Marches, serving food at Lake Forest Days for the American Legion,
helping needy elderly people move household goods, and much, much more,” explained President Paul Baffico, “thanks to the dedication of Service Platoon Leader Mike
Hughes who has built the Service Platoon from being only himself, his mother, wife and son Aiden, to a long list of willing volunteers. How?

“Many Veterans and family members want to keep serving even after they stop wearing the uniform.”
Hughes said, “so this is a very satisfying way to feel good about contributing, giving back locally in your community to those in need, and to make some very new lasting relationships. Vets are really great people to know!”

“We have our second annual Ruck March of Lake County on September 8th and we need volunteers to help manage this event. And we have a new opportunity called Open Lands in which we’ll work together to enhance the environment all
over Lake County.” Stay tuned for upcoming details or call Service Platoon Leader Mike at 847-986-4622 and
sign up.