We’ve had a great first two months for donations to our Veterans in our new Elk year! Our cash donations total $949, and our non-cash donations hit $38,666, for a total 2-month donations of $39,615. Thank you all for your help in achieving this milestone!
As I mentioned in our May Bugle, we have established a Monthly 50/50 Raffle as a fundraiser for our Veterans needs. As I write this report, the total for the drawing on Saturday, May 27th, is $1,000.
To buy Monthly 50/50 tickets (1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 7 for $20) look for a committee member or a PER for your purchase.
A second Veterans fundraiser will be a Charity Dart Tournament which will take place on June 10th. The Veterans Committee has put together a list, as of May 20th, of more than 27 items for a Silent Raffle. Look for more information on this event in this Bugle publication.
Our Homeless Veterans are constantly in need of undershorts, socks, t-shirts, jeans, and tennis shoes.
Please place any NEW items in the green barrel in the Lounge and USED items in the pod in the front of the Lodge.
Our Exalted Ruler and I delivered $1,070 worth of food, clothes, and shoes to the Homeless VA Center this month. As always, a BIG thank you for all your support for our Veterans.
Sponsored by Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815
By Bob Kielsa
I’m excited to announce that our lodge has two more programs
designed to support our military and veterans.
The first program is Recycle Cell Phones for our troops. Since 2004
this organization has recycled over 30 million devices, and have
provided over 400 million free minutes by sending more than 5 million
calling cards to our service personnel overseas.
You can donate by dropping your used cell phones at the lodge or
providing cash or a check (made out to Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge
#2815) in an envelope marked for veterans committee in the Cell
Phone box in the lounge.
Our second program is through an organization called Intrepid
Hospice. They are looking for volunteers willing to spend 30 to 45
minutes with those who have a short time left here on earth. One of
the worst fears everyone experiences during this dying process is
dying alone. You can make a difference.
Veterans are welcome! You know what’s in the heart of those who
have served our country and seen others give their lives in this
service. If you would like more information, or to sign up, please give
Lee Swengel, Intrepid House Chaplain a call at 682-777-5559.
Gift Worksheets are available for download.
1 excel worksheet does automatic tally
2 pdf file for printing
Veterans Gift Worksheet
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