Veteran Volunteer of the Year Award
On Monday December 17, 2018 member Wendi Schulman was presented the Elks Veteran Volunteer of the Year Award for the state of South Carolina by Fred Thompson, State Veterans Chair, Past District President and State President Elect. Wendi was presented the award for administering three separate Beacon Grants the Florence Elks Lodge received. The Beacon Grants were used to build kitchen kits that are distributed to homeless veterans transitioning into permanent housing through the Veteran’s Resource Center of Florence.
The kitchen kits consist of a tub and trash can packed full of kitchen equipment items that range from a coffee maker to plates, cups, silverware, pots, etc. The Veterans Resource Center of Florence, managed by member C.B. Anderson performs the background check and works with other groups to provide additional grants for the veterans.
If you would like to learn more about the Elks, please visit their website at www.elks.org or you can contact the Florence Lodge at (843) 665-8810.