Mt. Adams Elks Care – We Share!

Since the inception of the Elks, The Elks National Foundation (ENF)  has contributed more than $495 million towards charity.  These funds enable programs that support youth, honor veterans, and meet the needs in your local community.  The ENF funds the Community Investments Program, the State Elks Association Grant, Scholarship Programs, Elks National Veterans Service Program, Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program, Elks Drug Awareness Program, and the Elks Memorial Building Maintenance.

Since 1954 our club has been supporting the Washington State Elks Therapy Program, called the Tall Elks charity.

Tall Elks 1954

This program focuses on providing home based occupational or physical therapy to children with developmental delays or physical disabilities.  The White Salmon lodge has contributed over $42,000 to the program.  Any child in Washington State with an occupational or physical therapy prescription for treatment and whose family lives within reach of a our therapy team is eligible.  Special preference is given to infants and young children of families with limited resources.

Our lodge also supports the Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Our “Buck Fund” began in the fall of 1924, when Seattle was experiencing a critical poliomyelitis epidemic.  Children’s Orthopedic Hospital (today’s Seattle Children’s) offered care to all children who required long term hospitalization, regardless of their ability to pay.  The Elks joined Children’s by raising over $50,000, beginning a long standing charitable partnership.  Our continued support for the Buck Fund is felt deeply by the families who may be experiencing some of the hardest times of their lives, unable to pay for the care of their child.

The Mt. Adams Reserve Charity Fund (MAC) is a community focused grant program.  Since 2007 we have given over $55,000 to those in our community in need of donations.  Sponsored by the Mt. Adams Elks, the National Elks Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 college scholarship to a White Salmon High School student.  Watch our scholarship winner in this Youtube video: “Jacob Lockman: Deal Me In“.

Historic Elks Sponsored Team

As long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them.  We have promised to provide service to our nation’s Veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.  Our lodge raises funds to provide information on local resources, food boxes and hygiene care kits to all veterans in our community.  We also coordinate and provide a monthly veterans social gathering, co-operate with the local American Legion, and perform special fund raising events.