Midday with the ENF: 2019 (Season 6)

Hosting an episode of Midday isn't all grins and giggles.

Join the Midday crew for their ground-breaking (maybe) sixth season! Don't miss a single pod as host Jim O'Kelley and sidekick Debbie Doles give you an insider's look at the Elks National Foundation and the programs we fund.

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Episode 51: January 2019 | Back on the Bayou

Just back from the Service Trip to Biloxi, Elks Scholar Fellow John Kavula joins Jim and Debbie on the big show. Episode 51 also features interviews with Rose, a veteran who avoided homelessness thanks to emergency assistance from the Elks, and Fischer Brown, a three-time Hoop Shoot National Finalist. 

Show Notes

Here are the links to web pages and videos mentioned in the January episode of Midday.

  • Flashpoint Chicago. (This episode was produced by students Beaux Falcon and Nikolai Stier.)
  • Learn more about the 2019 class of Impact Grant recipients.
  • Watch Opened Doors, a new film about the Oshkosh grants team.
  • Help us get rated on Charity Navigator. Click the link, register as a user for free, then search for Elks National Foundation and click the Vote Now button.
  • Our next #TrueGritTuesday Griteo series launches on January 22. Watch on Facebook, our YouTube channel, or right here at elks.org. Watch for new Griteos every Tuesday!
  • Want more news from the Hoop Shoot program?
  • Learn more about the Welcome Home initiative and the Emergency Assistance Fund.
  • Rose is one of the veterans featured in the #BeTheSpark series. Read her story and others. Since joining the fight to end veteran homelessness in September 2015, the Elks have helped more than 1,350 veterans like Rose exit or avoid homelessness through timely emergency financial assistance.
  • You can learn more about, and catch up on all the great coverage from, the Biloxi service trip right here. Having just watched the rough cuts of the Biloxi films, we can tell you that they're going to be amazing.
  • If you'd like to learn more about past service trips, or the upcoming Portland trip, you can do that from this handy dashboard.
  • John was joined on the Biloxi trip by fellow Fellow Brianna Bueltmann. Meet the Elks Scholar Fellows.
  • Learn more about the Gratitude Grant component of the Community Investments Program.
  • Finally, tell the high school seniors in your life about the Legacy Awards scholarship for the children and grandchildren of Elks. The deadline is coming!

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