John Veres from Wilsonville Community Outreach accepted an “Investing in Illinois Award” from AT&T, as a result of their nomination from State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond). The award was presented to the organization by Chris Warwick, external affairs manager for the company.
“This summer, I got to see firsthand the important work they’re doing at the Summer Lunch Program,” said Bourne. “Summers can be difficult for families who rely on free and reduced-priced meals during the school months.” She added, “I want to thank the group of volunteers in Wilsonville who are working to meet a need in their community. I also want to thank AT&T for the opportunity to nominate such a deserving organization for this Investing in Illinois Award.”
Wilsonville Community Outreach, a non-profit organization, will receive $2,000 from AT&T to be used to support its privately funded Summer Lunch Program. The program feeds children in Wilsonville and the surrounding area during the school summer recess.
“Illinois offers great non-profit organizations that are truly improving lives in our state. By supporting these organizations, we’re strengthening the communities where our customers live, work and play,” said Warwick of AT&T. “We’re investing in Illinois.”