September 20, 2016 > Fremont Elks work with Abode Services to fill many needs
Fremont Elks work with Abode Services to fill many needs
Submitted By Joan White
The Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 recently provided home warming items to two Army veterans moving from Abode ServicesÕ Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter into the new Laguna Commons apartment complex. Among the items each received were bedding, towels, baking dishes, hygiene items and cleaning supplies. They also received a $50 gift card, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, hand mixer, miscellaneous kitchen tools and a supply of pantry items.
Under their Special Community Project, the lodge has been providing assistance to people transitioning into independent living for several years. As part of this program the lodge has provided supplies to veterans, foster children, single parents and families.
Additionally, the lodge provided $500 worth of gift cards (in $20 increments) to Abode Services for distribution to local families that need assistance purchasing school supplies. Additionally, in early September, the lodge provided lunch to the residents of Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter.
The lodge continues to expand its community involvement, as community service and paying it forward are commitments Fremont Elks Lodge 2121 has made in keeping with the motto ÒElks Care, Elks Share.Ó For more information about the Elks, visit www.fremontelks.org.