Elks Association doing great work supporting vets

You have to admire the Michigan Elks Association for its recent donation to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.

The organization donated $11,420 to the home, funds which will be used to purchase exercise equipment and activity stations, according to a Mining Journal story on the matter.

“It’s a sizable grant,” said Bob Wellman, the Michigan Elks Association Veterans Administration voluntary services representative for the home and a member of Marquette Elks Lodge 405. “We’re happy to do it.”

According to the story, the donation will allow the home to purchase a NuStep exercise machine, which will expand physical therapy services, and install new interactive stations for the memory care unit, according to Michigan Veteran Homes. The unit is expected to enhance therapy, officials said.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Michigan Elks Association as these funds will lead to enhanced therapeutic services and improve the quality of life for our members,” said Sarah Johnson, volunteer coordinator for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in a statement that appeared in the story.

This is yet another example of a service club, staffed largely by volunteers, doing great work, on this occasion in service to area veterans and their families who reside at Jacobetti.

We recognize that service and thank them for it.


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