St. Augustine Elks Lodge 829
1420 A-1-A South, St. Augustine, FL
Monday – Friday 3 PM – Til
Saturday & Sunday 1PM – Til
First & Third Wednesday of Month 7:30pm
P.O. Box 238, St. Augustine, FL 32085
2015 Standdown for the Homeless Vets in St. Johns County
St. Augustine Elks Lodge #829, working with the St. Johns County Veterans Council, hosted the 9th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down on 22 August 2015. Over forty volunteers from every local veteran’s organization in the County let the 29 veterans and over 100 other homeless people know that they are not forgotten. Funded by an Elks National Foundation Grant and donations from local merchants, the homeless were given showers, haircuts, toiletry items, and clothing. Medical personnel from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the local Wildflower Dental Clinic, and Job Source were on hand to address any needed care. The Veterans were also given surplus military equipment and entered into a drawing for a half dozen new bicycles. Past Exalted Ruler George April and Lodge volunteers fed everyone hamburgers and hot dogs prior to their leaving.