Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie Block is going to push his wheelchair from Alameda, CA to Chicago Ill stopping from Elk Lodge to Elk Lodge to raise money four our Veterans.
Did you know that on average thirty veterans commit suicide each day. Yes I said each day. These are the people who risked their lives to protect our freedom. Statistics show that that number drops to almost zero when that veteran joins a group such as the Elks, Moose, Lions or Rotary clubs to name a few.Our goal is to raise money to fund programs for our veterans. We want to start a program to purchase run down houses, using volunteers to remodel them and then give that home to a deserving veteran. We could also repair veterans existing homes, or make them accessible for veterans with disabilities.

This journey will start at the Alameda Elks Lodge in CA and conclude at The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Chicago IL. I will push a specialized wheelchair from Elks Lodge to Elks Lodge where there will be a fundraising dinner, lunch or breakfast. The monies raised from these events will follow us to Chicago and be used to fund these programs for our veterans.

1459793_1390878927820510_1290969505_nEven if you cannot help our veterans monetarily, you can still help. The smallest things can help make a veteran have a better day. The next time you see a veteran on the street, give them a smile and a hello. If you would like to volunteer feel free to contact us. If you would like us to visit your lodge or your town even if you do not have a lodge please contact us.

Modesto Elks Lodge
  • Address: 645 Charity Way, Modesto, CA 95356
    Phone:(209) 524-4421
By |2013-11-15T05:06:27-07:00November 15th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks National Foundation, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans