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'Ugly Christmas suit' fundraiser set to help veterans


It's all about fundraising ugly, "Christmas Suit" ugly that is. 

Tom Harness, the community outreach director for Team Red, White and Blue, has created an "Ugly Christmas Suit" fundraiser.

Harness will be stopping by different parts of southern Illinois in his ugly Christmas suit. He said he hopes to bring cheer and smiles to people and help promote local businesses and organizations in southern Illinois. 

Harness is hoping to raise $3,000 for the Team Red, White & Blue Marion Chapter.

The money will be used to help veterans stay active in the community, through physical fitness and social events.

Harness said the local chapter gets involved with various local organizations, some including: Rotary, Chambers of Commerce and SIU to volunteer and promote that veterans have more to offer the communities.

If you'd like Harness to stop by your location, click here.

If you're interested in donating, click here.

This is the second year Harness has done this fundraiser, here is a look at last year's ugly Christmas suit.

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