"So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."
Elks have always supported our veterans. With the inception of the Elks National Veterans Service Commission in 1946, this promise was extended to include our military members and families, with a special focus on service to those in need. In 2021 the Elks National Veterans Service Commission reached a milestone - 75 years of service!
Our Lodge hosts a Veterans Luncheon twice a month for residents of the Emory L. Bennett Veterans Home.
K9s for Warriors
The Palm Coast Elks #2709, through the ENF Freedom Grant, donated to K9s For Warriors.
K9 For Warriors is a national organization who's headquarters and a Training Campus is in Ponte Vedra FL. K9s for Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma.
Quilts of Honor
On December 15th, the Lodge presented a check for $1000 to local volunteers of Quilts of Honor. Quilts of Honor is a non-profit organization, providing handmade quilts to veterans and active military members.
FESA Army of Hope
Since its inception, the Army of Hope has raised $620,208.29 and distributed $508,591.35 for families of deployed military members which allows the military members to safely concentrate on their duties without worrying about their families at home. The Army of Hope also assists returning veterans with costs to re-establish their civilian life after deployment.