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Since 1902, Elks Lodge 823 has been helping the Vancouver community through its numerous projects and events that benefit our neighbors, children and disadvantaged families.

In this time of uncertainty and #StayHomeStayHealthy for Clark County residents in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Elks Lodge has turned some of their attention to their own members and has been reaching out to all 696 members to do wellness checks.

“Our overall goal was to just see how everyone was doing. To see if they were healthy and if they needed anything such as food or supplies,” according to Ali Iskenderian. “In our efforts to call out to our members, we hope that you reach out to your family members and people that are close to you. A simple phone call goes a long way.”

Elks Lodge 823 has partnered with the community by donating 14 turkeys, a case of peanut butter and a flat of assorted breads to Open House Ministries. Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle recommended Vancouver Elks #823 to Jeff Paul who is with IITRN (In It Together RN), who works with both nursing and retirement homes and recently picked up just over 1300 rolls of toilet paper from their lodge.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elks Lodge 823 as they recently lost three of their members due to COVID-19. “They will be greatly missed in our lodge. They are gone, but not forgotten,” added Iskenderian.

Image is of PR Chairman, Traci Kezar doing wellness checks from her home.


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