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On Aug. 12, Port Orange Elks Lodge #2723 donated $3,382.40 to the First Step Homeless Shelter of Daytona Beach, Florida, from its Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant and the Harry-Anna Investment Fund matching grant. Beacon Grants are awarded to lodges that are actively working to address a need in their community. Port Orange Lodge has been active every month with the First Step Shelter since early 2020, shortly after it opened. The donation will be used to replace five computers.

Pictured at the check presentation during the state president’s visit are Patrick Smith, shelter director of philanthropy & engagement; Victoria Fahlberg, shelter executive director; Joe Cooper, Florida Elks State President; and Russ Smith, Florida Elks Vice President at Large.