September 4, 2012 > Fremont Elks Aid Homeless Families in the Community
Fremont Elks Aid Homeless Families in the Community
Submitted By Joan White
The Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 made its second contribution August 29, 2012 to a family from the Sunrise Village emergency shelter run by Abode Services in Fremont. The Lodge's special community project this year is to aid families moving from the shelter into their own homes by providing necessary items to help them get settled.
The most recent family is a single mom with three young children. As they begin their life in their new home, the Lodge was able to fill some of their basic needs by providing tableware, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, towels and bedding for the family. Members of the Activities Committee shopped for items and were able to negotiate with Statements Furniture in Fremont to purchase twin beds for each of the three children and a gently-used queen bed for mom. Additionally, Lodge members contributed new items to ensure the family would be provided with the remaining items necessary to set up housekeeping.
The Lodge will continue to contribute to the community throughout the year by participating in a coastal cleanup on September 15, cooking dinner for residents of Sunrise Village in October, and the Ladies' Social Group's ongoing project of monthly donations to residents of SAVE's (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) emergency shelter.