Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hackensack Elks walk out on drugs

Today, the Hackensack Elks, along with 64 volunteers, participated in the annual "Walk-Out on Drugs." The NJ State Elks are dedicated to youth and make it their goal to provide (at no cost) the education necessary for young people to live a healthy, drug free, life.  

The Hackensack Elks were accompanied by the Steering Out Alcohol Responsibly (SOAR) program of Hackensack High School.  SOAR is a program designed to reduce the use of alcohol by young people while increasing their community involvement.

The Elks is a national service organization with a 140+ year history and nearly one million members in 2,000 lodges around the country.  Local lodges invests in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet needs, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.  The Order of Elks spends more than $80,000,000 per year in charitable programs.  If you are interested in becoming an Elks you can contact the Hackensack Lodge at 201-487-0658. 

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