Scherer hosts job fair & cellphone collection

Illinois Capitol News
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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — State Representative Sue Scherer (D) is busy working on behalf of the military and those in the workforce. Her office announced two events she’s hosting.

First, Rep. Scherer is collecting cellphones for soldiers during the month of July.

“Cell Phones for Soldiers is a great program that helps boost morale for our men and women currently fighting overseas for our freedoms by providing them the gift of communication with their loved ones,” said Scherer. “By recycling old cell phones and tablets, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide deployed troops with free phone calls to their families.  Donating our old cell phones that we no longer use is just one small way that we can support our troops that are sacrificing so much to help protect our nation.”

Cell Phones for Soldiers uses donations to provide cost-free communication to active-duty military members and veterans, and also helps provide emergency grants to soldiers who are transitioning back into civilian life.

For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two-and-a-half hours of free talk time to deployed troops. 

Cell Phones for Soldiers Donation
1301 East Mound Road, Suite 270, Decatur
M – F, 8:30 am – 4 pm
First Floor Stratton Office Building, Room E-2, Springfield
M – F, 8:30 am – 4:30 am

Rep. Scherer is also partnering with Workforce Investment Solutions to host a community job fair.

It’s a chance to connect and network with local employers, submit resumes and get information on resources for the un- and under-employed.

Decatur Job Fair
Knights of Columbus Hall
520 East North Street 
Wednesday, July 18
10 am – 2 pm

Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties. 

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