Newark Elks Lodge #391 Participates in Licking County Veterans Stand Down

Newark Elks Lodge #391 Participates in Licking County Veterans Stand Down.

November 13, 2018 was a cold and windy day but the weather didn’t bother Newark Lodge #391 members as they took part in the Veterans Stand Down.  Set up in the outdoor Canal Market area, lodge and district Veteran Chairman Tim Hamilton, ENF Chairman Kathy Wise and member Becky Underhill greeted veterans as they handed out sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, backpacks, hats and gloves as well as drug awareness information.

Kathy used the Gratitude Grant to purchase 50 sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and back packs and Becky headed an effort to collect the hats and gloves in the lodge.  The lodge members donated enough items to help nearly 100 needy vets.

Pictured is ENF Chairman Kathy Wise with the items passed out at the Stand Down to needy and homeless veterans.

Pictured is ENF Chairman Kathy Wise with the items passed out at the Stand Down to needy and homeless veterans.