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Foundation Assisting Seniors Teams with Elks Lodge 2802 to Benefit Southern Nevada Muscular Dystrophy Association
Published on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 (12:06 p.m.)(Henderson NV) – Favil West, president of the Foundation Assisting Seniors (FAS), announced today the partnership with Henderson’s Elks Lodge 2802 and the FAS. Together, the groups recently facilitated the donation of three electric wheelchairs to the Southern Nevada Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
FAS Project Chairman and Treasurer, Jack Silas, made the formal presentation of the electric wheelchairs to MDA’s Executive Director, Rachael Commeford, and Amanda Camden, Health Care Service Coordinator.
Silas, who is also a member of Elks Lodge 2802, comments, “We are happy to partner with a wonderful civic group such as the Elks in making this much needed donation to another deserving non-profit organization.”
MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. It is the nation’s largest nongovernmental funder of scientific research seeking better treatments and cures for the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in its program.
About Foundation Assisting Seniors:
Established in 2002 by current President Favil West and Vice President Charles Davis, the Foundation Assisting Seniors' (formerly the Minuteman Foundation) mission is dedicated to improving the quality of life in senior communities. The Officers and Trustees are volunteers committed to assisting seniors during difficult times of illness, recovery, confinement in the home, loss of loved one and other challenges facing seniors, as they choose to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
About Elks Lodge 2802:
Elks Lodge 2802 invests in the Henderson community through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet needs and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.