Point Pleasant Elks #1698
National Veterans Service Committee
We, the National Veterans Service Committee (NVSC) BPOE #1698 Point Pleasant, NJ, are about a joint committee dedicated to help support America’s Veterans in the most meaning full ways we know. The function of this committee is to help put some fun and enjoyment into as many America’s Veterans lives as we can.
We support many New Jersey Veterans in Rehabilitation Centers and hospitals by the 'Adopt-A-Vet Program’. Each summer we have the privilege of taking them on three fishing trips each year and are treated to a fresh ‘home cooked’ fish dinner, we take them to a Lakewood Blue Claws baseball game. Late in the summer we treat them to a large picnic. To celebrate Veterans Day we cook them a delicious spaghetti dinner. At Christmas time we pay them a visit and present them with gifts and an ‘Adopt –A-Vet certificate from each branch of service they were in.
We assist the McGuire Air Force Base ARS at their annual summer picnic by managing and cooking for the military and their families so they can valuable spend time together. During their annual children’s Christmas Party we provide gifts for the children and assist with running the party.
Assist in running the ‘Ted Holmgren Bowling Tournament’ each February to support the ‘Army of Hope’.
The centers supported are: Army of Hope, - Air Refueling Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base - Burnt Tavern Rehab Center, Brick, NJ -Claremont Care, Point Pleasant, NJ –Lakehurst Naval Air Station,Lakehurst, NJ - Navasink Harbor, Red Bank, NJ - Old Bridge Golden Living, Old Bridge, NJ -Veterans Haven, Winslow, NJ -Veterans Hospital, Menlo Park, NJ and the Department of Veteran Affairs, Newark, NJ.
We have a NVSC that is very active and remains dedicated in helping America’s veterans who gave so much for our freedom. In doing so, NVSC Elks Lodge #1698 is actively raising the necessary funds to continue to provide the support to our Veterans via yearly 50-50 raffles, additionally, we are extremely grateful when donations are received from various organizations and private individuals. Presently we have underway a campaign to sell engraved pavers to any private individual, Veterans, Veteran Groups, beloved ones etc. These pavers will be installed into our Veterans Memorial Park located next to our Lodge.
We have a Care Packages from the Heart’ campaign to obtain various items of clothing, snacks etc. to send to our local military presently active in Iraq and Afghanistan. The committee is in the process of assembling packages to be shipped to various military personnel in those locations
The items can be delivered to the: Elks Lodge #1698, 820 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant, NJ Monday thru Sunday, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm., in care of the ‘Care Packages from the Heart’
“ So long as there are veterans in our hospitals, the Benevolent
and Protective Order of ELKS will never forget them”
For Further Information
Contact Nancy DeVito, NVSC Committee Chair
Donate On-Line to the Point Pleasant Elks National Veterans Service Committee