WOW, our last pickup in March pushed our veteran donations for the 2020/2021 lodge year to top out at $90,542! Thank you Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 for all you help in supporting our veterans!
Please keep cleaning out those closets, and if you have neighbors that want do their Spring cleaning tell them about our Veterans POD. Remember the pod is not locked so both of you can make a donation anytime. Please make sure all donations are made in strong bags tied at the top to make it easier for us to handle them. Boxes are ok to use (say for books or small items), but please make sure they do not weigh over 20 pounds.
We still have a need for donations of “NEW” clothing for our vets. We need the basics of socks, shorts, t-shirts, jeans, fleece jackets, sweaters, and heavy shirts for our homeless vets. Please use the green barrel in the lounge for your donations. If you wish to contribute, but don’t want to go out to shop for your donation, you can send a check, or drop off money in the Vet jar on the bar and we will do the shopping for the needed items.
The attached photo shows the veterans pod as of April 23, full huh? It won’t be on Tuesday, April 27. Our crack crew of volunteers will have everything bagged or boxed ready for pick up on Wednesday the 28th. So, I challenge all our members to fill up the Veterans Pod for our pick up on May 12!
Thank you again to our lodge members for your generosity for those who gave so much to our country’s safety and freedom.
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