Who are the Elks?
Elks are community
No matter where you go in this country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 1,900 Lodges nationwide. Elks are providing charitable services that help build and maintain stronger communities.
Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building.
Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free by undertaking projects that address unmet needs and by honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans!
The Elks National Veterans Service Commission was established in 1946, immediately after World War II, with the sole mission of serving our nation's Veterans. Though much has changed since then, the Elks' dedication to serve Veterans and military members in need has never waivered. In VA clinics, veterans' homes, USOs, homeless shelters and more, thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve Veterans and military members each year.
The Elks are committed to their mission. "So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them. " The Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nations Veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.