The Elks National Foundation offers a $2,000 Gratitude Grant for which all lodges are eligible to apply. The purpose of the grant is to help lodges directly address local needs.
Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 recently applied for and received one of these grants.
A home is under lease contract in Milford for homeless, returning, female veterans, some with children. The grant money awarded to Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 will be used by the organization to help with the purchase of furniture and other necessities for the children.
Gale Brand, ENF co-chair, is shown presenting the $2,000 check to Beth McGinn, chair of Home of the Brave. Included in the group (l-r) are Ed Feeley, Home of the Brave Board of Directors; Joanne Fry, Elks chaplain; Jessica Finan, Home of the Brave executive director; Brand; Elks Exalted Ruler Steve Pepe; McGinn; Art Frampton, veterans committee chair; and Chris Pepe, ENF co-chair.