The Village of Villa Park partners with Milton Township to enhance our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Currently, Villa Park has 25 trained CERT members, but more are always welcome. Hands-on training classes are held from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the College of DuPage Homeland Security Institute. The next class will be June 9 - July 21. Visit www.twp.milton.il.us for more information.
Make A Difference
Excerpt from National Volunteer Week 2009 Proclamation:
"Our Nation's story begins with a call to volunteer. Confronting the injustices of tyranny and small odds of victory, patriots rallied one another to serve a cause greater than themselves. As the beneficiaries of this legacy, we possess an obligation to volunteer and serve our fellow citizens with similar selflessness and optimism.
"Americans keep this proud tradition alive every day across our country. They are protecting us in uniform, feeding the hungry, tutoring children, comforting seniors, and reaching out to veterans. They are providing critical support to schools, shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes, through faith-based and community organizations, at home and abroad. Volunteers change lives and strengthen our Nation and our world." - President Barack Obama
Tax Assistance Program
The Tax Assistance Program (Ladder Up) enlists the help of professional volunteers to offer free, confidential tax preparation and financial consulting services to lower income families and individuals who need assistance.