Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 contributed in for our 2019/2020 year $69,612 in material and financial donations for our Southern Arizona veterans. Thank you to all of our members donating clothes, money and their time to helping our veterans!
Our next count will be on Wednesday, June 10th at 1 PM on the patio. Our lodge opened on Friday May 29th with guidelines for reducing/eliminating any Coronavirus in the facility. For the approximate two and a half months the lodge has been shut down there has been no access to the veterans pod. However, the lockdown has been lifted and again you have access to the veterans pod.
Presently, the veterans drop off site remains shut down. In my recent conversation with Veterans Volunteer Services they have made one change in accepting donations. We still will not be able to bring clothing, but this restriction is subject to change at any time. However, what is needed, and we can deliver is toiletries for our veterans. I will just need to call ahead and make arrangements for the delivery. If you have the means please help us to provide toilet paper, soap, sun block, lotions, toothpaste, tooth brush, mouth wash, razors, shampoo, etc. Small bottles/tubes are preferable to larger ones but we will deliver both to our veterans.
Maybe, because the lodge has been shut down many of our members have either forgotten or are waiting to renew their memberships when we are able to reopen. At the time of my writing this article we still have over 100 memberships that have not been renewed. Please make sure your dues are paid asap so that we have the financial ability to continue our community work! I hope this article finds all of you safe and healthy, and when you’re comfortable joining us at the lodge, ready to continue our service to our veterans and community!
veterans and community!
My name is David Sides and I'm a member of the Outreach Department for The Pleural Mesothelioma Center.
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.
We recently published an educational guide about pleural mesothelioma, the most common type of mesothelioma.
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