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Marshalltown Elks use Beacon Grant to assist YSS

The Elks Lodge announced that it has again this year, used the ENF Beacon Grant to help Marshall County Youth and Shelter of Marshall County (YSS).

The Lodge’s Grant committee, along with staff members of YSS, recently completed a $2,500 shopping spree purchasing household essentials for older youth who have recently “aged out” of foster care.

YSS’s commitment and the Elks commitment helps these youth to become more confident, less stressed and proper members of the community.

Without these moneys or this help, many of the less fortunate youth could struggle to become productive leaders in the community. These, now young adults, are the future of the community and both organizations want to help prepare them and guide them in the right direction to show them that they matter and people care.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much,” Helen Keller said.

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