The Elks are committed to their mission, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
The Elks National Veterans Service Commission was established in 1946, immediately after World War II, with the sole mission of serving our nation’s veterans. Though much has changed since then, the Elks’ dedication to serving veterans and military members in need has never wavered. In VA clinics, veterans’ homes, USOs, homeless shelters, and more, thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy, and resources to serve veterans and military members each year.
As the needs of today’s veterans changed, so have the Elks’ programs. Today, the Elks National Veterans Service Commission has many exciting programs and partnerships catering to veterans and military members, and their families.
The Green Bay Elks Lodge works with local area organizations and programs to help support homeless veterans and veterans transitioning into permanent housing with the supplies to be successful from our Heros Closet.
Soup for Vets, is a monthly dinner, except July, provided by the lodge to Veterans and families as a thank you for their commitment. This program provides Veterans with an opportunity for fellowship, support, and gratitude. Soup for Vets is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Green Bay Elks Lodge.