Camp Ross is recreational facility for the kids at Mooseheart. It is a place where the kids get to get away from the grind of school and learning and get back to the land. There is no internet, no television, and lots of trees. This is a time to enjoy nature on a 150 acre facility. Camp Ross is just a hour’s drive west from Mooseheart. Camp Ross continues to be made possible by the donations and hard work of our Moose Legion members.Go For a Video Visit
One of our biggest, if not the biggest, charitable endeavors is Mooseheart. MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school. The school was founded in July 1913.Read More
The Moose fraternity supports Moosehaven through our yearly dues and donations of support. Moosehaven is a senior retirement community situated on a wide expanse of the St. Johns River in northeast Florida, the 72-acre campus has been home to members of the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose since 1922. As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Moosehaven offers independent living for seniors 65 years of age and older, and promotes an active lifestyle on a campus full of amenities and services.Read More
The Virginia Moose has a deep and rich history within the Moose fraternity. We were founded in 1936 and have volunteered and donated within our communities ever since. To read more click the button below!Read More
Lancaster, VA – In meetings with members of the Lancaster Loyal Order of Moose #2527 in August, the lodge voted to donate funds to purchase a life saving ballistic vest for deputies of the Lancaster Sheriff's Office. It was discussed in the meeting that deputies that transport and transfer prisoners did not have ballistic vests for protection. After some discussions, the lodge voted to donate the funds to purchase a vest. During that same meeting Tim and Karen Ray of TK's Siding and Seamless Gutter, LLC, offered to purchase two other vests to go with the lodge's donation. Tim (board officer) and Karen are both members of the Lancaster Moose Lodge. The donation of three ballistic vests were made to Sheriff Patrick McCranie on August 30, 2016 at the lodge.
Another GREAT event!!!! 7:05am on a Saturday morning, a lone biker stood in the parking lot of the Hopewell Moose Lodge Family Center, wondering if anyone was going to show? As the cool temperature warmed and the sun rose, here came the rumble of a classic muscle car, then another and another and finally another motorcycle. THEY CAME! to The Hopewell Moose Lodge First Annual Car & Bike Show! We had it all! The hope was to have at least 20 cars, truck and motorcycles to attend, 50 was a dream and ultimately 67 entrees participated in what I hope we continue as an annual event. We had old, we had new, we had cars, trucks & bikes. We had US and foreign built rides. This was a great time for all. The proud owners sat around and admired each others rides, swapped stories and compared notes. All while participating in this wonderful fundraiser to support our US Military and their families through Ft Lee's Holiday Helpers. THANK YOU, ALL.
This wouldn't have been possible without our host, The Southern Knight Cruisers and help from the Hopewell Moose Legion for serving lunch, Colonial Heights WOTM for serving breakfast, John Hall DJ'd and MC'd all day & organizations such as Survivors4U and the River City Bombshells for providing assistance and additional fundraising efforts.
What a way to wrap up our 60th anniversary of The Hopewell Moose Lodge Family Center 1472, doing what we do so well by empowering our community to help our community. I am so thankful to have been a part of this wonderful opportunity to give a little back to those who give so much. Through the registration fees, vendor's fees, individual donors and the generosity of The Hopewell Moose Lodge Family Center, at the Hopewell Moose Lodge General Meeting on June 16, 2016 we were able to present a check to Ft Lee's Holiday Helpers. The Southern Knight Cruisers raised $1,947 and the Board of Officer of the Hopewell Moose added to the total in order to make an even $3,000. Click on images for larger pictures.
On July 21, 2016, the men and women of the Luray Moose Chapter 1647 and Lodge 1413 held a donation drive, at the Wal-Mart in Luray Virginia, to help families of the recent West Virginia floods. The project was a huge success due to the participation from the membership and the many caring people within our community. With community participation, we were able to pack a trailer full of needed supplies. Items were combined with the efforts of the Salem Moose Lodge for an amazing effect. All items were driven to West Virginia and donated to families in need. The families and people of this terrible disaster are in our thoughts and prayers. A special thanks to the Salem Moose Lodge for taking on this project and using their lodge as a staging site for donations. It was a lot of work and time for all involved. Thanks to everyone for all their efforts.
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Louisa, VA – On July 28 2016, the Women of the Moose of the Louisa Chapter 1850 presented a lifesaving Ballistic vest to Officer Lynn Marshall of Louisa County. We are happy to announce that the vest was a perfect fit. It was heartwarming to see the gratitude and appreciation that Officer Marshall showed. To the members that helped this happen, thank you! It was a very happy moment!
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On June 16, 2016, The Williamsburg Moose Lodge #757 held a fund raiser for Child Development Resources. Child Development Resources started in 1965 as the Williamsburg Preschool for Special Children and it now, as Child Development Resources (CDR), serves approximately 1000 children and their families each year. CDR has a comprehensive set of resources for physicians, teachers, and parents in the Williamsburg area. They believe that the future of America lies in the children of today. By providing early intervention services and making affordable, high-quality early care and education a priority, we are helping to ensure that the children of today grow up to be productive citizens of tomorrow.
So on June 16 2016, the lodge presented Betsy Edwards of Child Development Resources a check for $3,000.00 that was raised by the members. We want to thank each member that helped in this effort to help children and parents in need. Click on photo for larger image.
Floyd, VA – Mr. Dale Moran, Governor of the Floyd Co. Moose Lodge and Eddie Worth of The Safe Surfin Foundation presented lifesaving Ballistic vests to Sheriff Brian Craig and SRO officer Gary Scott with the Floyd County Sheriff's Office.
Floyd Moose Lodge paired with the Safe Surfin' Foundation, an Internet Safety educational organization, in the "Protect the Protectors" initiative which raises funds to supply law enforcement with needed ballistic vests.
Due to agency budget cuts throughout the state of VA and the country, over 200,000 law enforcement officers are sent out into the field without ballistic protection.
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As Tommy Moose is one of our greatest community outreaches in our community, the Culpeper Moose lodge on December 6, 2015, donated 180 stuffed Tommy Moose animals to thirteen different first responder groups to help children deal with stressful situations. The Culpeper Moose invited the First Responders for a lunch and donations.
The Culpeper Moose donated to the following First Responder groups:
The Moose fraternity has a long history with trying to help kids in trouble. One of the ways we help is to provide our first responders in the field our Tommy Moose. Tommy Moose is a 12 inch plush stuffed animal that is given to first responders in the field to help them comfort children in traumatic situations.
When a child experiences a traumatic event like domestic violence, natural disaster, accident or otherwise Tommy Moose is there to comfort them. Our Tommy Moose program gets these comforting stuffed animals into the hands of first responders to give to children in distress.
Tommy Moose is making a difference. First responders from around the country are praising the program as successful and helpful. Our fraternity has given more than 100,000 of these friendly and comforting stuffed animals to departments around the nation.
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