There’s an appeal going on to help our people who are serving in the military and are stationed overseas.


Operation Adopt A Soldier sends much needed items to those who are serving.

I recently received a phone call and press release from Susan Drescher, the auxiliary chairperson for the Clifton Park Elks Lodge (B.P.O.E. No. 2466). She told me about the organization (which has been set up by Cliff Seguin). The shelves at the Operation Adopt A Soldier home in Saratoga/Wilton/Gansevoort are practically bare and are desperately in need of donated items.

Even though it’s been said that the troops are coming home, there are still a lot of soldiers who won’t be coming home yet. Many will remain overseas and many who are serving in very hostile places. They will be stationed there right through the Christmas season. Many soldiers are also injured and are in hospitals.

This is where we can all help. Here’s a list of the items that are needed.

Items Needed For Adopt A Soldier - Clifton Park Lodge B.P.O.E. #4866

You can drop your donations off at Operation Adopt A Soldier at 4281 Route 50 in Saratoga, or the Clifton Park Elks Lodge #2466, 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake, after 3 p.m. You can also make a monetary donation to help cover the cost of mailing the boxes of donations. Checks can be made out to Operation Adopt A Soldier, and mailed to 4281 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.