Local Elks log thousands of miles transporting veterans

Members of the John Day Elks Lodge put in 25,000 miles driving veterans to appointments in Burns and Boise between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.

The John Day Elkettes also made 100 quilts for children at the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic in Portland. The clinic offers pediatric eye care services for babies, children and young adults.

Statewide, the organization had over 52,000 volunteers who worked over 300,000 hours and traveled over 855,000 miles.

Nationwide, the organization had over 2,700,000 volunteers who donated over 9,000,000 hours of work and drove over 27,000,000 miles.