Cottonwood's McQuality recognized by Elks-USA
As members of the Elks-USA from across the nation gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., July 5-9, Sari McQuality of Cottonwood was installed as district deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the North District Arizona Elks Association.
Sari was installed at the Order's 151st Elks National Convention currently underway in Indianapolis, Ind., where more than 6,000 members and guests were present. She will serve a one-year term.
Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $320 million in cash, gifts and time to make their communities better places to live.
The Elks are one of the premiere patriotic and charitable organizations in the United States of America. The Elks vow is "So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."
Elks volunteers visit thousands of hospitalized veterans each year in support of both active military forces and retired veterans.
Elks furnish food, comfort care items, therapeutic items and gifts; provide recreational activities at bases and hospitals; and stand ready to fulfill any need when called upon.
Last year alone, the value of Elks' contributions to our nation's heroes provided more than $33.4 million to more than 300 Veterans Administration medical centers, clinics and state care facilities, as well as to the homeless veterans.
Annually, the Elks award more than $4 million in college scholarships to students across the nation.
The Elks Community Investment Program awards more than $9 million toward enriching their communities.
In all, on an annual basis, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks contributes in cash, goods and volunteer time and travels worth more than $300 million to help students, people with special needs, veterans and charitable organizations.
Sari is a member of the Jerome Elks #1361 and currently employed with Draxler Insurance in Cottonwood.