Helen White stands among some of the donated items for veterans inside her garage on January 26th,
2017 in Huntley. After seeing a newspaper article about the idea, White started the Veterans Housing
Started Kit Program with the Lions Club of Sun City Huntley and with the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Auxiliary. The program collects household items for veterans who are being placed into a home, such as
kitchen utensils, lamps, bedding, cleaning supplies and dishwater. White, whose home serves as one of
the drop-off locations for the items, said the response has been overwhelming. "When you take these
things to the veterans and you see what they are going through," White said, "It brings tears to my eyes.
It's well worth the effort."
Michelle LaVigne - For Shaw Media