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September 17, 2013 > Fremont Elks support foster youth in transition

Fremont Elks support foster youth in transition

Submitted By Joan White

Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 recently took part in Abode Services' My First Home program. The program assists youths that are aging out of foster care and transitioning into living in a home of their own.

On September 4, Lodge members met at Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter to deliver pots, pans, dishes, silverware, rugs, a shower curtain and other basic necessities required to set up a kitchen and bathroom. Additionally, personal bedding and hygiene items were provided and $100 Target gift certificates were given to each of the three young men that will be sharing the house.

Added to the above items delivered by the Lodge were a dozen coffee mugs and 10 mattress pads that completed a previous project the Lodge had undertaken for the shelter.

Community service and paying it forward are commitments the Lodge has made to the local community.

For information on the Lodge and how you can join, visit: www.fremontelks.org/

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