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Oswego Elks Donates to LOC Supporting Our Seniors Campaign

OSWEGO, NY – Incoming Exalted Ruler of Oswego Elks Helen Milam, center and past Exalted Ruler of BPOE  Eric Cronk, right, present a large donation to Chena Tucker, co-chair of Leadership Oswego County class of 2013 initiative to brighten the day of senior Oswego County residents in May with gift bags.

Oswego Elks Donates to LOC Supporting Our Seniors Campaign
Oswego Elks Donates to LOC Supporting Our Seniors Campaign

SOS (Supporting Our Seniors) is connecting Oswego County communities at the same time.

The Oswego Elks lodge recently presented a donation to Leadership Oswego County’s Supporting Our Seniors Campaign.

Since 1897, the Oswego Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has been an active part of the Oswego community; providing assistance to those less fortunate, veterans, youth, and those with disabilities.

“Since our inception, we have provided well over $100,000 to various community programs as well as providing thousands of volunteer hours for numerous events. We are proud to be able to work with the Leadership Oswego County class of 2013 on this project, and look forward to more collaboration in the future,” said Cronk.

“We are thankful for the contribution given by the Elks Club. Their donation gave us the ability to scale up our project and we hope to provide the Supporting our Seniors gift bags to more than 700 seniors within our county,” said Chena Tucker, of the Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego. “And because it was the twentieth anniversary of Leadership Oswego County we hoped to do something really special for our community.”

LOC Class of 2013 is “Supporting Our Seniors” and connecting Oswego County Communities by collecting donations and assembling gift bags for selected senior living facilities in Oswego County.

For more information please go to http://oswegocountysos.wordpress.com/