FRANKLIN – Just in time for the Elk’s 150th birthday party they have set a new bar for community support by coming forward as a donor for the Franklin VNA & Teuscher-Wilson Hospice Garden. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks provide charitable services to help build stronger communities. Through the Elks National Foundation, they fulfill that pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. They help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, soup kitchens, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities
Asked about how the mission of the Elks matched up with the sponsorship of the garden, Exalted Ruler of the Franklin Lodge #1280, Steve Bourdeau says,
“We feel strongly that multiple demonstrations of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity will not only impress upon others that this is a noble and necessary pursuit, but by adding Franklin VNA & Hospice to the other agencies and services we currently partner with, we can only improve the lives of those whom we touch through these acts.”
The Elks take that demonstration literally as it is not only monetary support that they will be providing to help develop the garden, but also in-kind donation of labor for the construction of the patio and plantings.
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