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Award for Veteran in Aledo Who Helps Other Veterans

Amy Hess stands between two men and holds the plaque she received as an award from the IL Dept. of Veterans Affairs for going above and beyond the call of duty.
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Amy Hess (center) today received an award from the IL Dept. of Veterans Affairs for going above and beyond the call of duty.

A veteran who lives in Aledo has made it her job to help other veterans. This morning, the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs gave Amy Hess its Business and Appreciation Award.

Hess founded Adonai Community Support Services four-and-a-half years ago after she retired from a career in the military. She helps veterans of all ages and from all branches with a wide variety of services, including applying for and securing their benefits.

"It's important to me that we focus on programs that bring them in touch with the community. They get the recognition they deserve, and spending time with them so we'll never forget their service."

Hess also helps veterans who just returned from being deployed, and sends care packages year-round.

She says Adonai is a Hebrew word that means "lord," and she never charges anything for all her services. Hess served in the Army Reserves, Illinois Army National Guard, and Illinois Air National Guard.

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