Harrison County Elks Lodge awarded Freedom Grant to help veterans


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Harrison County organization has won a grant to help veterans in need.

The Harrison County Elks Lodge was awarded the Freedom Grant to help homeless veterans who are staying at the Clarksburg Mission.

The $2,500 grant was used to purchase pillows, blankets, hygiene products and a couch for the veterans staying at the facility.

Couch purchased with the Freedom Grant

The bedding that veterans received is theirs to keep, even if they decide to leave the mission, officials said.

“You know, the veterans that sacrifice so much for us, and our freedom and liberties, and able to give back. You know, we didn’t ask them to be homeless. We’re here to help them and get them and assist them back on their feet,” said Jeff Barnhart, Past Exalted Ruler.

There are currently 21 veterans, staying at the facility, who were able to benefit from the donations.

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