Kentucky Elks Association Veterans Programs
The Elks National Veterans Service Commission was established in 1946, immediately after World War II, with the sole mission of serving our nation’s veterans. Learn more about the ENVSC history here. Though much has changed since then, the Elks’ dedication to serve veterans and military members in need has never wavered. Follow the ENVSC @:
In VA clinics, veterans’ homes, USOs, homeless shelters and more, thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each year.
The Elks are committed to their mission,
“So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
The Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation’s veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.
The Kentucky Elks Association supports 8 VA facilities throughout the state.
Surplus Grant Success: How have the ENVSC Boost Grants Impact Kentucky Veterans?
Each year the Elks National Veterans Service Commission (ENVSC) offers boost grants to ENVSC representatives when additional funds are available. This year Kentucky facilities requested and were approved for boost grants. This equates to an additional $5,000.00 to support each of those facilities.
Your Kentucky VAVS Representatives are:
Janet Cartwright is the ENVSC representative for the Hansen Facility in Madisonville. She is a member of the Madisonville Elks Lodge # 738.
Tom Armstrong is the ENVSC representative for the Louisville VAMC and is a member of the Lyndon Elks Lodge # 2052.
Cheryl Blake, ENVSC representative for the Pennyroyal Veterans Center near Hopkinsville, KY. Cheryl is a member of the Hopkinsville Elks Lodge # 545.
Martin Harbolt, ENVSC representative for the Radcliff Veterans Center near Fort Knox, KY. Martin is a member of the All American Elks Lodge, Louisville, KY # 8.
Brian Kinney is the ENVSC representative for the Cooper Division of the Lexington VAMC and Elks volunteer from the Cynthiana Lodge # 438.
Rene True is the ENVSC representative for the Sowsley Division of the Lexington VAMC and a member of the Frankfort Lodge # 530.
Paul Dickerson is the ENVSC representative for the Fort Thomas clinic and is a member of Newport Lodge # 314.
Tracey Webster, a member of the Florence, Ky Lodge # 314 serves as ENVSC representative for the Fisher House supporting the Cincinnati VAMC.
Each of these initiatives is solely focused on the needs of their local facility and will enrich the lives of veterans across the commonwealth. These are great examples of Kentucky Elks providing a positive impact on their communities.
Freedom Grant Guidance
Grand Lodge is requested that Freedom Grants be very detailed this year. They have provided a checklist to help us complete our grant applications and get approved quickly. See Checklist Here.
Find out Everything you need to know to submit your Freedom Grant Application. Click Here.
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