Jun 30, 2021

While the Voucher Program at The Salvation Army is not widely known amongst donors, one group has started donating to the program specifically due to what the program gives back to the community. The Quincy Elks Lodge #100 recently made a $2,500 donation to The Salvation Army, which will go toward helping to fund the Voucher Program.


The Elks Lodge began donating to the Voucher Program last year after Salvation Army Social Services Director Heidi Welty expressed the community’s need for the program. Those who participate in the program can use the vouchers to purchase items such as kitchenware, bedding, furniture, toiletries, and clothing from The Salvation Army Family Store.


“The Elks Lodge #100 has been donating to The Salvation Army for the past five years,” stated National Foundation Chairman #100 Steve Labs. “It wasn’t until last year when Heidi told us about the Voucher Program that we decided to donate to that specific program. Due to COVID, there were fewer grants available to apply for, so we are happy that we could apply for the $2,500 we donated to The Salvation Army for the Voucher Program. We’ve had to adjust many of our activities this year; for example, our Lodge typically holds a cook-out at the Illinois Veteran’s Home, but this year we will have to plate the meals and have the wonderful staff deliver the meals to the residents. 2021 might not be a typical year, but giving back to our community will always be our priority. Our Lodge averages giving back $10,000-$15,000 a year to our community, and we look forward to seeing the impact that those funds have.”


For more information about The Salvation Army and its various programs, visit SalvationArmyQcyHan.org or contact Heidi Welty at 217-231-5718.

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