About Us
Help us remember McHenry County's fallen heroes and give back to our local veterans, who will benefit via one of these organizations. For more information, please follow our Facebook page.

Veteran’s agencies benefitting from the run include:

McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission, Inc.
The Veterans Assistance Commission of McHenry County provides services to the local veteran community in the areas of:
  • Financial Assistance
  • VA Claims & Advocacy
  • Transportation to the North Chicago VA Medical Center
  • Referrals Assistance
McHenry County TLS Veterans
TLS Veterans was founded in 1996 by a group of McHenry County veterans led by Alan Belcher, who served in combat in Vietnam and is agency’s current executive director.
Each year, TLS:
  • Shelters up to 45 homeless veterans at New Horizons, a 20-bed transitional-living center that debuted in 2001.
  • Assesses about 300 participants for employment placement through a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program that has been funded by the Department of Labor since 2009. Recently, the DOL recognized TLS as “a national role model . . . in HVRP operations.”
  • Feeds  125+ low-income veterans and their families via a monthly mobile food pantry.
  • Fields more than 9,000 inquiries about services at a Veterans Resource Center that provides mental healthcare to veterans and their families.
  • Remains connected to at least a dozen New Horizons “graduates” through an aftercare program that offers case management and crisis intervention.
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