The Home of the Brave II in Milford was honored recently by Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540, which received The Elks National Veterans Service Commission Freedom Grant in the amount of $2,000 and used it to buy necessities for the newly opened facility.
Over 500 applications were considered for this special grant from the Elks National Foundation. The foundation, with an endowment valued at more than $400 million, has contributed $253.5 million toward Elks' charitable projects nationwide.
Elks Secretary Gale Brand, Elks Chaplain Joanne Fry and Elks Lodge Manager Chris Pepe accompanied HOB II case manager Jules Jackson on a daylong shopping spree. Office chairs, a small freezer, blankets, a storage cabinet, a utility cart and a lawn mower were several of the items purchased with the grant money. The Home of the Brave II is the transitional housing facility for female veterans of all military service in the state of Delaware. For more information go to www.homeofthebravefdn.org.
With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 lodges nationwide, Elks provide charitable services that help build stronger communities.
For more information, contact Elks Lodge 2540 at 18544 Beaver Dam Road, Lewes, call 302- 645-7016 or go to www.capehenlopenelks.org.