The lodge plays a vital role in helping many retired service members in the community.
In celebration of the holiday, they gave out a variety of chili’s for free to all veterans.
In preparation for Christmas, funds raised today will help area families in need.
They will be giving out Christmas baskets in December — each year delivering about 200 of them.
“Our community gives back to us in so many ways and we just feel privileged in order to return the favor.” said Angela Purdy, Miami Elks Lodge #1320
“Vietnam era veterans weren’t very appreciated and I can appreciate now how much the community support means to the veterans.” said Doug Hilburn, Army Veteran
If you are interested in giving back to the lodge prior to them handing out their holiday baskets, you can send in a donation until about mid December.
You can call the lodge at 918-542-4898 for more information.