On Saturday March 14 th Tom & Donna Schmidt, from our local Elks Lodge, met Ernie and
Alyssa Trevizo at Lowes to begin shopping for appliances for their new Veteran Gift Home.
Tom and Donna were instrumental in applying for a $2500 Elks grant to allow the Trevizos
to shop for appliances and other needs for their new home. As Ernie and Alyssa select
their items the Elks Lodge then accompanies them and completes the purchase.
Commenting on the grant Donna said, “We are so pleased to be
helping Veteran’s in our community with the very generous
grants offered through Elks National Foundation”.
As you can see from the photo on the left it was all smiles at Lowes.
Alyssa stated, "Our family is extremely grateful to have been
gifted a grant from our local Elks Lodge in Santa Clarita. Their
generous shopping spree is greatly appreciated, we can't thank
our community enough for their outpouring support and
excitement towards this new journey for our family".
Future trips between Tom & Donna and Ernie and Alyssa will continue until the grant
funding is complete.
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative would like to express its gratitude to Elks
Lodge 2379 for their generous support for our veterans and for assisting the Trevizos with
their new home.