A July 4th Non-Event hosted by the Illinois Young Professionals Network (YPN) raised over $1,200 for Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001.

A special thanks to all the REALTORS®, friends and colleagues who supported the cause. The money raised will go towards a home in Joliet, Ill. for Air Force Captain Anthony “Tony” Simone. Capt. Simone was on his third deployment when he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2010.

This project in Illinois is just getting off the ground and donations will still be accepted through Illinois YPN’s special fund page located here.

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