In April 2015, the Disabled American Veterans Duluth Chapter 6 partnered with the Duluth Elks #133 Veterans Committee to raise money for a veteran’s breakfast and helping local veterans. The three-day clothing drive collected 2,388 pounds of usable clothing resulting in $477.60.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who donated their time and clothing for our recent clothing drive to support our Duluth and surrounding area Veterans,” explained Duluth MN Elks #133 Veterans Committee; Lyle Nygren, Nancy Udovich, and Thomas (Flash) Flaschberger. They went on to say “We couldn’t have done it without our generous volunteers from the Duluth Elks and the support and partnership of Disabled American Veterans Duluth Chapter 6, Memorial Air Force, #148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Assistant Council for Veterans, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Posts #71 & #28, Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron 101, Northland Vietnam Veterans Association and 8th District Legion Commander to mention a few.” “We can’t thank you all enough for all your help!”
The next clothing fundraiser will be at the Elks Parking Lot, 4250 Haines Road. May 15, 4-8pm, May 16 & 17, Noon-6pm. If you would like to donate or volunteer for a clothing fundraiser, contact Flash at 218-393-8051, Lyle 218-348-4604 or Nancy 218-348-6611.