The Elks Helping Communities
TO: All Elks Lodges
FROM: Alberta Elks Association Executive
Alberta Elks Foundation Trustees
DATE: May 6, 2016
RE: Assistance for Ft. McMurray Families
Many of our Lodges have expressed an interest to “Step Up to the Plate” and help the many families that have been devastated by the tragic Ft. McMurray fires.
In an effort to coordinate our Lodges’ help, the Alberta Elks Association Executive and Alberta Elks Foundation Trustees will be working together to collect funds and/or gift cards which will then be forwarded to the Disaster Assistance Agency in the Ft. McMurray area.
Please involve your community and get the word out what your Lodge, Association and Foundation are doing. Maybe arrange to have a drop-off location in your community so citizens can be involved. Collect the funds and the gift cards and forward them to the Alberta Elks Foundation. Your Lodge, if they wish to donate, are able to use gaming funds for this project.
Cash donations should be payable to the “Alberta Elks Foundation” and forwarded to Box 445, Bentley AB T0C 0J0.
In order to prepare tax receipts for those who wish them, we ask that the attached Donation Form be used.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Office at 403-748-4922 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We know we will make a difference to these families.