Laramie Elks Make Donations To Foster Closet And Safe Project

The local Elks Lodge, No. 582 made $500 donations to both the Laramie Foster  Closet and SAFE Project to assist these organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Laramie Foster Closet is currently fundraising to help further their ability to serve individuals within the Laramie community. These funds will help provide comfort items (blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, night lights, cribs, mattresses, small lamps) for foster children who are often scared to be  alone in the dark.

Thyra Page, Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 582 stated “The   Laramie Elks Lodge is dedicated to improving the lives of families within   our community. In this, the donation helps support foster families who are  working to provide stable and safe living  
environments for foster children.”

The Albany County SAFE Project advocates for and  empowers survivors of stalking, intimate partner,  family, and sexual violence. Funds are short due to  COVID-19 and the Albany County SAFE Project is  currently fundraising to help further their ability to  serve individuals within Albany County including the  communities of Laramie, Rock River, Jelm, Bosler, and  Centennial. The Laramie Elks Lodge 582 recognizes  that our community extends beyond Laramie and into  the smaller surrounding towns that may not have the  necessary resources to support this effort. “We are  pleased to support SAFE Project to help advocate for   individuals that are experiencing domestic violence. The Elks strive to help others, so they are  empowered to improve their lives.” said Page.  

Exalted Ruler Thyra Page (left) and Lodge Secretary Sue Allen (right) present a $500 check to Livvy  Gerrish of SAFE Project

The local Elks Lodge was able to make this donation through a grant from the Wyoming State Elks  Association – Hometown Grant Program. The Hometown Grant encourages lodges to apply for fund  to help organizations that make a positive impact in their communities.  

Who are Elks? Elks are community. No matter where you go in the country, an Elks Lodge is right  around the corner. With more than 770,000 members and 1,800 Lodges nationwide, Elks are  providing charitable services that help build stronger communities. Interested in joining the Elks and  making a difference here in Laramie? Call the Lodge at 307-742-2024.