OSWEGO – The Oswego County Humane Society recently received a $1,000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
The foundation is a giving program, supported by donations from Elk members and lodges.
Since 1928, the foundation has in turn, contributed more than $325 million to communities in the form of academic scholarships, as well as financial assistance to youth activities, veteran service and other such programs.
During the past year, Oswego Elks Lodge #271 met its per capita goal of $4.50 per member and as a result, earned an ENF Gratitude Grant in the amount of $2,000.
Gratitude Grants must be used for local projects or by local organizations for the betterment of the community.
Oswego Elks #271 chose to donate its Gratitude Grant to Human Concerns and to the Oswego County Humane Society in the amount of $1,000 each.
Barb Capella, the Humane Society’s cat adoption coordinator, accepted the grant on behalf of the Humane Society and expressed her gratitude to the Elks.
“As an active Elks member myself, I am very proud of what our organization does to help other community organizations and as a member of the Humane Society’s Board of Directors, I can assure you that this money will be put to good use to find great homes for great pets. When we say, ‘People and pets are good for each other,’ we really mean it, and that’s why I love the work I do.”