Recently, with the catastrophic floods in Texas, the Elks Disaster Relief Program, Inc. donated $25,000.00 to aid those victims. To help replenish those funds, I encourage your Lodge or State Association to raise and donate what you can for this most important program. Without support, eventually we may not be able to continue to live up to our motto 'Elks Care - Elks Share' by easing the burden and lend a helping hand to the victims of major catastrophes.
Donations are tax deductible as allowed under the 501(c)(3) IRS Code.
In the event that donations exceed the funds needed for a disaster relief effort, any excess funds will be held in the Elks Disaster Relief Program, Inc. for use in future disasters.
All checks should be made payable to Elks Disaster Relief Program, Inc.
Contributions should be mailed to:
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks
Attn: Bryan R. Klatt, Grand Secretary
2750 N. Lakeview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Malcolm J. McPherson, Jr.
Grand Exalted Ruler