Here you will find information that pertains to our Lodge standings in the programs sponsored by the Elks National Foundation.
ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION is vital for our communities.
Elks National Foundation update:
As of 12/6/2017 the Salem Elks Lodge has donated $3,241.60 to the Elks National Foundation for a per Member amount of $5.17 exceeding the GERS goal for the year. In turn we where eligible for all grants, we applied for 5 totaling $10,000 and were awarded a total of 4 grants for $8,000. We used those grants to provide 150 backpacks to kids heading back to school. 20 tablets and Google Play Cards to the veterans living a the Edward C. Allworth Lebanon Veterans Home. Shopped for the kids in need at the Oregon School for the Deaf. And provided Christmas to the families of 5 veterans who have served this country. All said and done, thanks to donations and discounts from businesses such as Walmart, Journeys Shoes, Kohls, and Dicks Sporting Goods we used our $8,000 in grants to provide over $13,000 in assistance to those in need this lodge year. I would like us all to take a moment to thank those who made all of it possible thanks to their time and dedication.
by Blake Whitson, Chairman