Viera Elks Lodge #2817 provided $150 to 11 veterans transitioning to permanent housing to use for furniture and household items. The program is VOA/SSVF (Volunteers of America/Supportive Services for Veterans/Families) Transitional Housing Program. The funds were provided by the lodge’s Focus Grant. The shopping trips are conducted at Down the Road Thrift, a local veteran-owned thrift shop. The lodge provided $1,037.58 to veterans in need for rental and utility assistance. Additionally, the lodge provided five $50 gift cards using the lodge general charity fund to veterans for Thanksgiving dinners for them and their families.