Veterans Programs

Veterans Committee Meetings

Cranberry Elks Veterans Committee meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. All members are invited to attend to help plan upcoming veterans’ activities.

Veteran's Haircut Fund

The Cranberry Elks continues to collect funds to support haircuts at the Butler Veterans Hospital. Most of the veterans have no income and accumulate coupon books for these types of services. The hospital did have a barber that charged $10 per cut, however, the barber has since retired and the hospital had tried to replace the barber with no success. A local hairdresser heard of the problem and volunteered to come in and provide haircuts along with two additional hairdressers. The hairdressers provide haircuts for between 30 to 35 veterans every 5 to 6 weeks. Our point person at the hospital has no way to pay for this service, so she had asked us if we could possibly do something to assist. We would like to provide a $50 gift card for each of the hairdressers for this service to our veterans. Members wishing to donate to this project may place their monetary donation in the box located under the information screen behind the bar.

Mats for our Vets

Calling all who can help with a much-needed project for our homeless vets. Together we will be making plastic mats that will help them while living through the elements that nature brings. These mats are light weight, easy to transport, waterproof and an insulator from the wet and cold ground. Learn more >>

VFW Monthly Meetings

We are looking for volunteers to donate drinks for the VFW meetings that are held at the lodge at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Purchase drink chips at the bar that will be collected for the vets to use during their meetings. Just let the bartender know you are buying a drink or two for the vets!


Care Packages for Active Military

Donations for Active Military people are now made through a partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Girls in Ellwood City. Items needed include: Protein bars, snack food, nuts, toe nail clippers, white sport socks (cotton), toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant sticks, saline eye drops, baby powder. Please contact Bob Pearce (bpearce@zbzoom.net) or any Veterans Committee member if you have items to donate.

Veterans Activities Photo Gallery