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Floyd County

June 10, 2013

Elks provide service, funds to community

Projects in New Albany include buying books for students, funding other school programs



“We are a social organization that exists for the benefit of its members — both within the lodge and out in the community,” Scott said. “Our two primary concerns are children and veterans.”

Funds raised through grants, donations and bingo also help provide items to local veterans in need. The Elks make annual donations to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Louisville.

Following the tornadoes last year in Henryville, the New Albany lodge contributed $10,000 to the rebuilding efforts and several members grilled food for the many volunteers in the area after the storm.

 A couple of months ago, some of the members served breakfast snacks, fruit and drinks to the men and women of the National Guard on a drill weekend. Items were purchased through a grant from the Elks Veterans Service Commission. 

“We have been able to express our gratitude to both companies located at the New Albany armory,” Scott said. “The Elks as an organization have pledged that so long as there are veterans, we will never forget them. We at the New Albany lodge strive to meet that obligation at all times.”

For more information on New Albany Elks Lodge No. 270, call 812-945-8111.

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