Congrats to the 2015-16 Freedom Grant Lodges!
This year, we received 444 Freedom Grant applications-the most ever. It was a very competitive year, and we came away impressed and inspired by Elks' passion for serving veterans.
Read more about this year's 180 recipients
, and how they'll be using their grant funds to serve.
Spread the word about the Elks' commitment to serving veterans this November by
featuring this video
made by Michael DuBray of Glen Falls, N.Y., Lodge No. 81. (Dubray was recognized during the Convention in Indianapolis for a public service announcement he created about veterans.)
Share it on social media, show it at the Lodge or contact local TV stations.
For an emailed copy of the video, please contact the ENVSC office at
A Colonie of Support
For the last 22 years, members of Colonie, N.Y., Lodge No. 2192 have been supporting homeless veterans at the Stand Down.
about how two local Vietnam veterans and Elks members got the tradition started.
watch a video
about this year's event.