The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is dedicated to assisting military veterans in the Tri-County area of Central Illinois with home repairs. Veterans who need help with the financial cost of repairs or the labor necessary to make the repairs can apply to the Illinois Valley Fuller Center's Home Repair Program. The application will be reviewed and if the scope of the work falls under our guidelines repairs will be made with no cost to the applicant.
The Fuller Center is partnering with CIAN, Inc., to present an exciting new 5k run and 1 mile walk on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The run will begin in lower Glen Oak Park and goes through Springdale Cemetery including past the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument before returning to lower Glen Oak Park. Registration fees are $25.00 before March 31; $30.00 during April and May; and $35.00 the weekend of the race. There is a $5.00 discount for all Veterans. We would like to thank the following businesses/groups for partnering with us to make our Run a success: Sunrise Roofing; Peoria Rivermen; Fortner Insurance Agency ; Fritch Heating & Cooling; and HOI Blue Star Mothers Club. Link to register online: https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=11868
Since beginning our Home Repair Program for Veterans in November 2013, we have completed 36 repairs at no cost to the Veteran. Repairs range from replacing porches to installing gutters, storm doors, security lights, and even cutting down a tree that threatened several houses. The repairs we have done have collectively saved our Veterans more than $35,000. In addition we have done more than 120 yard cleanups, with a savings of more than $10,000. Tri-County Veterans are eligible for our services. There is an application process and maximum income limits apply. To request an application contact us at 309-363-3737 or fill out the form under the"Get Help" tab on this site.
Ya gotta eat, so come out Saturday morning, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for our Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's in Peoria. Tickets are just $5.00 and $4.00 of each ticket goes directly to our home repair fund. Enjoy flapjacks, bacon and orange juice, get your day off to a good start, and help out a great cause. Thanks to Applebee's for making this event possible.