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$4K donation by Craig Elks Lodge to help feed those in need

CRAIG — A desire to keep everyone in the community fed this winter was the motivation behind a recent $4,000 donation from the local Elks Lodge.

Craig Elks Lodge 1577 divided the donation between two Craig nonprofits "to help feed people in the community," according to Frank Sadvar, exalted ruler of the Craig Lodge.

The Interfaith Food Bank received $1,500, and the soup kitchen at St. Michael’s Catholic Church received $2,500.

The funds were donated from the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the United States of America Foundation.

“It's our 150-year anniversary, so we got an extra $1500,” said Sadvar, who has helped secure grant dollars for the Craig community for the last five years.

“If we had more active members, we could get up to $16,000 annually,” he said.

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Currently, the Craig Lodge has 63 paying members, but the advanced age of most members has left only about five active members.

Sadvar said he would like to have more people join the lodge, which is open to men and women with a willingness to donate time to the community.

To learn more about joining the lodge, call Sadvar at 970-620-0874.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.

How to help

Those with a desire to help the community and time to donate are encouraged to contact the local Elks Lodge.

To become a member, visit elks.org/who, or call all Exalted Ruler of Craig Elks Lodge Frank Sadvar at 970-620-0874