The Texas Gulf Coast is taking a beating. Eighteen Texas counties have been declared disaster areas. Texas Elks are working with Elks nationwide, Grand Lodge and local government to help those most effected by Hurricane Harvey.
We need your help identifying those Elks who need assistance. We are asking you to contact Exalted Rulers and District Vice Presidents to have them let us know what they need help with. Grand Lodge has provided a $25,000 emergency grant.
Texas Elks State Association has set up a GoFundMe account. Through your donations and the donations of others, together, we can help our brothers and sisters who need us most right now. Please share this GoFundMe link. Whether it is email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or other social media, every dollar collected is a dollar more for those who need it most for food, clothes and hotels. https://www.gofundme.com/elks-harvey-relief
There are limited FEMA funds. It is important to help people sign up NOW. Go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ and sign up.
If you are looking to donate clothing, food, water, toiletries and other items, please deliver them to your local Elks Lodge. If you don’t know where the closest Lodge is, go here and enter your zip code. http://www.elks.org/lodges/
For all other questions, please click the button below for our Texas Elks Emergency Response Page on Facebook.