Lewis County Elks Utilize Gratitude Grant to Assist in the Community


October 20, 2022

Pictured, left to right, are Bret Hankins, Manda Curtis, Travis McKissack, Tony McGee, Kellie McGee, Robb Morse, Aizley Hill, D'Ann Walmsley and Kirby Walmsley.

The Lewis County Elks Lodge recently received a Gratitude Grant through the Community Investments Program in the amount of $3500 from the National Elks Foundation. Lodge members began shopping three weeks ago to purchase, package, and distribute food baskets to families with food insecurities, elderly and disabled. Forty families received baskets overflowing with groceries throughout the last week.

The Community Investments Program began in 2005, and has funded more than 27,000 grants to help Lodges build stronger communities. Elks use grants to combat food insecurity, support people expe...

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