Elks Giving Back

In our ongoing efforts to give back to the local community, the Cranberry Elks recently presented donations to two wonderful community organizations.

Disabled American Veterans Donation
Terry Liersaph (pictured left) presented the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with a check for $1,500 from Cranberry Lodge.

Boy Scout Donation
Cranberry Lodge presented a $1,500 donation to our Boy Scout Troop #404 to purchase new camping equipment. Pictured in foreground (L-R), Terry Liersaph, Leading Knight and Boy Scout Liaison, and Jim Meinert, Scoutmaster. Troop 404 is in the background.

Cranberry Twp. Public Library Donation
Pat Liersaph, Exalted Ruler (far left), presents a $1,500 donation to the Cranberry Township Public Library.

Gleaner's Food Bank Donation
Glenn Eaton, Cranberry Elks Trustee (far right), presents a $1,500 donation to Gleaner’s Food Bank.

The members of the Cranberry Elks Lodge #2249 are generous in their volunteer activities and charitable donations. Take a look at how and what we've done over the past year:

Small Games of Chance
As Elks, we take pride in how generous our members are. The Cranberry Elks has donated time, gifts, food and money to many of our local organizations over the years. We support The Elks national charities as well. This past year, 2014, was no different. It’s amazing how playing the small games of chance benefits our local and national charity organizations. Following is a breakdown of where the money raised from our small games of chance has been distributed.

Small Games of Chance $ Breakdown:
  • ENF - $1,500 
  • Major Projects - $3,250 
  • Legacy Trust - $1,000 
  • Boy Scout Troop #404 - $1,000 
  • 475th Family Assist - $500 
  • Adopt-a-Vet - $750 
  • DAV - $2,500 
  • VOICE - $1,500 
  • Gleaner’s Food Bank - $1,500 
  • SW Miracle League - $1,500 
  • Cranberry Library - $1,500

Elmer's Gift Tree
Once again, your gifts from our gift tree to VOICE, (Cranberry’s women’s abuse shelter), was overwhelming. Approximately 200 gifts were delivered by our “ Elks Elves.” Anyone who saw the tree with the abundance of wrapped presents at the lodge were touched and amazed. In addition, food for Christmas dinner was anonymously donated to the shelter by several members. You have made Christmas brighter for some folks who are less fortunate. 

A total of 25 hospitalized veterans were “adopted” over the holidays in 2014 and given clothing and other items on their wish lists by some of our members. Santa delivered the gifts to the veterans at the Butler VA Hospital who were most appreciative and grateful.

2014 Veterans Volunteer Activities
It is amazing what our members accomplished in 2014. See the statistics.

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