Lost at O’Hare? There’s help – and a party – for that.


If you find yourself lost and confused at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Travelers Aid is one place you can turn to for help.

To help spread the word, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travelers Aid will be holding its 5th Annual Open House event in O’Hare’s Terminal 2, just past the security checkpoints.

During the party, Travelers Aid staff and many of the more than 100 volunteers will offer guests snacks, drinks and hourly door prizes, so be sure to stop by.

And, just so you’re ready for chit-chat, here are some Travelers Aid facts:

– It started in St. Louis in 1851 and is the oldest, non-sectarian, social welfare organization in the United States;

-It opened in Chicago in 1888 at downtown train stations and opened an O’Hare office in 1955;

– And it is a member of Travelers Aid International – a network of Travelers Aid programs with locations in 26 airports throughout the country.

The Travelers Aid office and booths at O’Hare are open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Just in case.

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