Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 is helping the Domiciliary and Psychiatric, unit at James A Haley VA Hospital which includes homeless veterans.
Their immediate need was for T-Shirts and underwear for both men and women, and men’s athletic shoes. These patients come in to the program with nothing, and most are wearing shoes that are worn out. We have donated $1,015.00, of these items, that include, 38 pair of shoes, 12 packs of men’s t-shirts for a total of 85 shirts, 11 packs of men’s underwear for a total of 71 pair of underwear and 15 packs of women’s underwear for a total of 107 pair of underwear.
We were also able to donate 22 personal care kits from member Dan Wait’s Sandpiper community. These care packages were tailored towards the homeless veterans and included toiletries, socks and puzzle books.