The Santa Monica Elks raised $24,851 for the Elks Major Project, which helps children with disabilities.

Funds raised provide therapy, treatment, vision screening, scholarships, and vocational training for children with various disabilities.

In California and Hawaii, Elks raised approximately $2.7 million. In 55 years, California and Hawaii Elks lodges have raised more than $78 million for the project.

“We are pleased and proud that members of our Elks Lodge were so generous with their dollars and time,” said Ray Beers, Santa Monica Elks exalted ruler.

The California State Elks Association said the Santa Monica Elks had the highest per capita contribution to the project of any lodge in the state.

The Santa Monica Elks contribution of $24,851 averages out to $91.70 for each member of the local lodge.

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