- Dozens of Smith Village residents, including several veterans
- Dozens of 7th and 8th grade students from St. Cajetan School
- Modie Lavin, Gold Star mother and an outreach coordinator for The Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush University Medical Center
- 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea
For the third year in a row, Smith Village residents and St. Cajetan students will get together with 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea to create long garlands of 3-inch hearts, which they’ve decorated, to let veterans know how much they care. This intergenerational group also will assemble gift bags with personal items for all 40 veterans—20 women and 20 men—participating in the Road Home program at Rush University Medical Center.
Rush treats veterans, who have served in the Vietnam War and more recent conflicts, for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma.
Gold Star mom and Beverly resident Modie Lavin will deliver these gifts the vets at Rush on Valentine’s Day.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Smith Village Community Hall
2320 W. 113th Place, Chicago (just east of South Western Avenue)