Perry Elks donate to Raccoon River Pet Rescue

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From left, Perry Elks Lodge Leading Knight Amber Green, Raccoon River Pet Rescue Board Members Jill Brosnahan, Joyce Van Kirk and Larry Meacham. PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA WIDICK

On Saturday, June 20, Perry Elks Lodge No. 407 donated $1,000 to Raccoon River Pet Rescue. The lodge applied for and received a $2,000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation and used part of the funds for the rescue.

“It’s important for us to remember that pets need help too. We have earmarked the funds for spay/neuter programs specifically targeted at the veteran and elderly population in Perry,” Leading Knight Amber Green said.

Perry Elks Lodge has donated over 3.9 million dollars to the Perry community since the inception of the lodge in 1898. To find out more about helping with causes such as the Raccoon Valley Pet Rescue, call Exalted Ruler Heather Erickson at 515-465-3791.