National Veterans Service Committee Activities

August 2020

by Nancy De Vito

It is hard to believe that its Aug. already unfortunately I had to cancel all three fishing trips due to the virus.  I pray that life as we know it comes back to normal. I hope everyone is well and being careful.

We lost many of our Veterans in Menlo Park and have not been able to get thru to Willow Springs.

On a lighter note we received two grants from grand lodge, one for welcome home kits which thanks to Walmart we will be able to buy 7 kits instead of only four for our Veterans. The other grant is for a virtual baby shower for military Moms. Many thanks to Eileen Veprek for applying for the grants and assisting me with this endeavor. You are awesome. Also, a huge thank you to Ann Regateiro, and Karen Laudisi for your generous donations to the shower. The shower will be hosted at Ellen’s house on August 19th and will be videoed by Tyler Travisano. We are doing it Virtual due to the virus and to keep everyone safe.

I cancelled the restaurant raffle which already had postponed until September. However, the way things are these days I felt the tickets sales would not be feasible. Due to the cost in application fees and mailings I thought it best to cancel and reapply when things are better.

God Bless America and God Bless our Troops.

So long as there are Veterans,
the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks will never forget them!

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