Sunset Rotary Club assists veterans, delivers Thanksgiving dinners

O’FALLON – The Rotary Club of St. Clair County Sunset, which meets in O’Fallon on Thursday evenings, has been busy recently working to improve both their own community and neighboring ones.

To commemorate Veterans Day, the Rotarians, along with some of their friends from the Rotary Club of Fairview Heights, worked together to help veterans by spending a day at The Joseph Center in East St. Louis, a Transitional Living Facility for Homeless Veterans. Their Mission is to help Veterans to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency, economic independence, and rejoin the community as productive members of society. They offer a place to stay along with counseling and job training. They believe that by providing our veterans with intensive case management, along with a safe and comfortable space in which to live, they can provide them with the dignity and the high quality of life they so deserve.

The Rotarians spent the day cleaning up the facility as well as working on several projects around the facility. Then the groups provided lunch for the veterans. 

“It was a great day to show some of our these Men who served our country the respect that they deserve,” said Club President Elect Kenneth Cooley.

To learn more about the Joseph Center visit, www.thejosephcenter.org

For the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Rotary Club of St. Clair County Sunset – O’Fallon delivered food to families in the O’Fallon area. The group delivers Thanksgiving meals and extra to families in need every year. 

This year they also took extra food to The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois. This group’s mission is to work for the elimination of domestic violence in individual lives and society as a whole. They offer a place to stay as well as counseling, group education, court advocacy with assistance obtaining orders of protection, and police advocacy. 

To learn more about the great work that organization does please go to: www.vpcswi.org

If you are interested in more about the Rotary Club of St. Clair County Sunset – O’Fallon, you are invited to attend a meeting sometime. The Club meets every Thursday at 6:10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Highway 50 in O’Fallon, except for the first Thursday of the Month when the club will do a service project or a social event to promote fellowship. Learn more at 

You can find more information about this amazing club www.facebook.com/Rotarysccs