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Brighton Elks request help from Hunters for Veterans

The Brighton Elks have begun their annual big game hide collection to benefit Our Nation’s Veterans. Local hunters have the opportunity to lend a helping hand to Veterans in need. The Elks have begun their annual collection of deer, elk, and other animal hides which will be tanned and made into fi ngerless wheelchair gloves that will be given to Our Nation’s wheelchair bound Veterans. The Elks also have a program in place where tanned leather is made into craft kits that are distributed through the VA Hospital and Clinic system. The drive is part of a nation-wide leather program that the Elks have been operating since 1948. “So Long as There Are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Will Never Forget Them.”

Once donated, volunteers clean, salt, fold and stack the hides. They are then transported to tanneries for processing. A portion of the leather is made available in craft kits provided to Veterans thru the VA clinic and Hospital system. Over 50% of the leather is made into fingerless wheelchair gloves for disabled Vets and distributed through the VA system by representatives of the Elks. The program is funded by the Elks at no cost to Veterans or the government. Hides can be dropped off at the Brighton Elk’s Lodge, 101 N. Main St., Brighton, CO. Please place the hides in the hide container next to the metal building in the Elk’s parking lot behind the building.

For more information, contact Jim Vincent, Vice Chairman of the Colorado Elk’s Leather Program at jim.vincent@live.com.

Suits for Soldiers

We at The Vincent Agency are supporting a new program in Colorado called Suits For Soldiers. We are collecting men’s and women’s suits that are in good condition that will be made available to Veteran’s so they have professional clothing for job interviews and other functions.

To Donate men’s and women’s suits that are in good condition you can drop them of at our office Jim Vincent Agency, 509 S 4th Ave, Brighton, CO or Brighton Elk’s Lodge, 101 N Main St, Brighton, CO.

Thank you for Supporting Our Nation’s Veterans!

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