Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County awards luncheon, March 24, 2018 photos

Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County 44th Annual Beef and Cabbage Awards Luncheon on March 24, 2018, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Stanley Porter, USMC awarded VACCC Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award

Willie, Stanley, and Bruce

Willie, Stanley, and Bruce

On March 24, 2018, the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County (VACCC) awarded Stanley Porter, United States Marine WWII, the Jim Proffitt Volunteer Award at the annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Awards Luncheon at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Chicago.

Mr. Porter is a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was one of the original African American Veterans admitted into the Marine Corps. And was trained at the segregated camp of Montford Point in 1942. For the remainder of the war, he served in combat as a 90mm anti-aircraft gunner in the Pacific, including on the Marshall Islands.  Mr. Porter has remained active both within the Montford Point Marine Association, Chicago Chapter 2, and within the Coalition of Veterans Organizations.  In 2011, Mr. Porter was active veteran advocate and exemplifies the finest attributes of the veteran’s movement through his selfless service to other veterans.

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CVO Press Conference & Action

Once again, it’ time to stand up and be counted!

CVO is holding a Press Conference and action on the 5th Floor of the County Building (that’s the other half of City Hall at Randolph and Clark) at 9 AM, Monday, October 28th. We’ll be in the hall outside Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office. We will then proceed into the Budget Committee Open Hearings which are at 10 AM. We will testify that we as veterans and the people of Cook County need the Cook County Board to properly and adequately fund and staff the VACCC to assist the neediest veterans! They must not balance the budget on the backs of our veterans! As you know, the VACCC serves veterans in immediate need by providing funds for utilities, rent or mortgage and transportation. They also provide training and other employment services.

Stand tall and come out and be part of this Press Conference! Please notify members of your organization. We need all veterans to support this action by CVO so that the members of the Cook County Board see that veterans are engaged with this issue! Be there early so we can begin on time and be ready to go into the Open Hearings and testify!