Elks Pledge to Homeless Veterans

Committee

Veterans
In September 2015, the Elks pledged to help end veteran homelessness. Two years later, here's what we've accomplished; 546 Veterans have  received  assistance,  847  Emergency  Assistance  Fund (EAF) requests have been granted and $714 is the median amount per request.  Over $1,131,000 in EAF monies have been given out to needy Veterans.    The breakdown  is;  rent  37.62%, utilities  26.35%,  other 16.67%,  security  deposits  6.59%,  auto  4.89%,  legal  3.19%,  mortgage 1.80%, medical bills 1.60% and moving companies 1.30%.
“Elks  are  focused  in  on  veterans  in  a  way  that  other  organizations  haven’t.”
2017 - 18 fiscal year is officially here, and the Elks National Veterans Service Commission (ENVSC) is excited to kick off another year of serving our nation’s veterans. Thanks to a generous grant from the Elks National Foundation of nearly $2.6 million, this year we are able to keep our programs going strong. Finally, the ENVSC sponsors several other worthy organizations
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These include the Playing Cards for Veterans program, Bugles Across America, and contributions to concerts and resource fairs at VA facilities.