Congressman John Shimkus is again asking constituents for participation in his “Valentines for Heroes” program. The Congressman’s district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout the region to veterans and those currently serving in the military.
School classes, church youth groups, homeschoolers, and individuals are all encouraged to participate.
This year, valentines will be accepted at Shimkus’ offices until February 9 and will then be distributed to local VA and military facilities before Valentine’s Day.
Valentines may be dropped off or mailed to Congressman John Shimkus at any of his district offices:
* 15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL 62062
* City Hall Room 12, 110 East Locust Street, Harrisburg, IL 62946
* 101 North Fourth Street, Suite 303, Effingham, IL 62401
* 201 North Vermilion Street, Suite 218, Danville, IL 61832
Valentines should not be addressed to a specific person and should not include your last name or your mailing address. Do not seal them in individual envelopes. All valentines are reviewed for content and appropriateness before distribution.