Jim Cookson, left, Portsmouth Elks
Lodge Exalted Ruler, presents a check for $3,100 to Mark Cornwell, principal of
Vern Riffe School.
The Portsmouth Elks
Lodge 154 has donated $3,100 to the Scioto County Board of Developmental
Disabilities’ Vern Riffe School. The money will be used to purchase needed
equipment to aid in the learning process of students at the school.
The Elks annually
distributes charitable contributions on a national scale making them the most
charitable organization in the United States today. In the state of Ohio the
Elks major charitable project is in supporting individuals with cerebral palsy.
“We are very grateful to the yearly contributions made by the Elks,”
said Cornwell. “Because of their donations we have been able to purchase many
needed pieces of equipment to help our students in the learning process. Last
year’s donation helped us purchase a SMART Table that has proven to be a great
tool in our educational efforts.”