L-R: Exalted Ruler Suzanne Walther, Hans Walther, Faye Kaminski, Roseann DeBot, Bootstrap executive director of operations, and Cindy Beaulieu. (Contributed)

Elks give a boost to Operation Bootstrap

Metro Wire Staff

Stevens Point — Stevens Point Elks Lodge 641 recently presented a check for $2,000 to Operation Bootstrap.

Operation Bootstrap stands out as a vital, all-volunteer social service agency, catering to families facing crisis situations. The unique organization offers assistance not found elsewhere in the community, serving as the county’s primary food bank.

The contribution underscores the Elks’ motto, “Elks Care and Elks Share,” as they continue to support local residents in need.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a non-political, non-sectarian, and strictly American fraternity. Membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing. To be accepted as a member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God, be of good moral character, and be at least 21 years old.

Stevens Point Elks Lodge 641 was created in 1901. Its downtown location was dedicated over 80 years ago.

For more information, contact the Lodge at 715.344.4021 or see the group’s website at www.elks641.com.