Elks from Vincennes, Ind., Lodge No. 291 never imagined they’d be able to serve every veteran living in nearby nursing homes. Thanks to an Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant, the Vincennes Elks were able to do just that!
Using the Gratitude Grant, Elks purchased and packaged more than 95 bags—one for each local veteran—full of household supplies, flashlights, calendars and writing utensils. Lodge members delivered the bags to the assisted living homes, providing the veterans with needed supplies, friendship and support.
“Among the veterans were those with little to no local contacts,” says Community Investments Program Project Manager Vernon Houchins. “Our Lodge took pride in serving these veterans in need.”
The Elks National Foundation helps Lodges serve their communities by offering $2,000 Gratitude Grants. Lodges are eligible to apply for Gratitude Grants after meeting the National President’s per-member goal for giving to the Foundation. To find…
Logan Brown2014 Legacy Awards Recipient Vanderbilt University—Computer Science and Public Policy Studies Major
Sponsored by Pratt, Kan., Lodge No. 1451
The child of a police officer, Logan Brown developed a passion for law and justice at an early age. She pursued her interest in law enforcement by interning at the local district attorney’s office. While learning about the judicial system and witnessing its effects on real people, Logan realized how a career in law will allow her to help individuals and society. In the fall, she looks forward to beginning her path to law school and dedicating her life to social justice with the help of her Elks National Foundation Legacy Award.
“Being chosen to become an Elks scholar is one of the most humbling and rewarding honors I have ever received,” says Logan. “Being an Elks scholar is not a onetime accolade, it’s a commitment and responsibility that I will have for the rest of my life.”
In 2014-15, the Elks National Foundation allocated $1 million …