Chattanooga Elks Lodge #91 Recognizes HCEMS During EMS Week

Friday, May 22, 2020
Chattanooga Elks Lodge #91 recognizes Hamilton County Emergency Medical employees during EMS week with 150 gift bags for each EMS first responder.

Through donations from Elks Lodge members, John Hall and American Roofing Company, Red Bull and Empire Distributing, the Elks Lodge was able to provide gift bags for all first responders at HCEMS. 

“Through the COVID 19 and the recent tornadoes and before, we turn to HCEMS for emergency help and support,” said Kelly Williams, Elks Lodge #91 ER.
“This is just a small gesture for the men and women who are continually putting their lives on the line to help our community. We appreciate their courage and talents and the support they provide in our region.”

To get involved with Elks Lodge project, email Kelly Williams at kellyvan127@gmail.com.

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