Perhaps Dr. Seuss said it best when he said, “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
What it has become highlights what Pierre Elks Lodge 1953 and our partners in our communities have created with our veterans holiday project for our heroes in Hot Springs. Not only have our hearts grown three sizes, but so has the abundance of gifting that is done.
The holidays are the favorite time of the year for most people, and veterans are no different. It is important that we not allow the COVID Grinch to steal our heroes holidays this year. Cash donations can be sent to Pierre Elks Lodge 1953, PO Box 292, Pierre, SD 57501.
Numerous partners throughout our communities have agreed to host collection boxes in their locations again this year and we thank them for their support. Collection boxes were placed out in the community November 13 and will be there until Friday, December 11. Gifts will be delivered to our heroes on Monday, December 14.
The Pierre Elks Lodge will not forget about these heroes when they need us most. We will not let the COVID Grinch steal their Christmas
Together we will make a difference.
Collection boxes are located at the following locations:
AMERICAN BANK AND TRUST 700 E. SIOUX AVENUE PIERRE
AMERICAN LEGION POST 8 520 S. PIERRE STREET PIERRE
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE 1302 US HWY 14 - #1 PIERRE
BANKWEST 420 S. PIERRE STREET PIERRE
BANKWEST 1611 N. HARRISON PIERRE
DAKOTA PRAIRIE 1204 YELLOWSTONE STREET FORT PIERRE
DELTA DENTAL 720 N. EUCLID AVENUE PIERRE
DEPT OF ENV AND NAT RESOURCES/AG 523 E CAPITOL AVENUE PIERRE
DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (SD) 425 E. CAPITOL AVENUE PIERRE
DOT BUILDING/BECKER HANSEN 700 E. BROADWAY AVENUE PIERRE
FIRST DAKOTA NATIONAL (HOME FEDERAL 322 S. COTEAU STREET PIERRE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK 307 E. HUSTAN AVENUE FORT PIERRE
GATEWAY 518 E. SIOUX AVENUE PIERRE
HUGHES CO COURTHOUSE 104 E. CAPITOL AVENUE PIERRE
JEFERSON ELEMENTARY 900 N. POPLAR AVENUE PIERRE
KCCR 106 W. CAPITOL AVENUE PIERRE
MENARDS 2010 N. GARFIELD AVENUE PIERRE
MORRIS INC 301 W HWY 14/34 FORT PIERRE
PETERSEN MOTORS 422 S. FORT STREET PIERRE
PIERRE SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER 401 W. PLEASANT DRIVE PIERRE
QUALITY QUICK PRINT 1005 E. WELLS AVENUE PIERRE
RUNNINGS 1600 N. HARRISON AVENUE PIERRE
SD RETIREMENT 222 E CAPITOL AVENUE PIERRE