Members of the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge teamed up with Boy Scout Troop 614 on September 11 to hold a true flag removal ceremony at Sunshine Villa in Santa Cruz.
The service took place in the garden courtyard of the center in the presence of veterans who reside in the retiree community.
According to the US Flag Code, a flag must be removed “when it is in an as-is condition.
no longer a suitable emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified manner.
“Troop 614 was honored to be approached by Elks Lodge to proceed with the flag retreat.
ceremony, ”said Steve Trebbe, Scout Leader of Troop 614 and President of the Loma Prieta District.
To learn more about Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, visit santacruzelks.org. To learn more about Boy Scout Troop 614, visit bsatroop614.com.
Bank employees clean up
Santa Cruz County Bank employees volunteered at Rio Del Mar Beach as part of this year’s annual Save Our Shores Coastal Cleanup Day on September 18.
Bank volunteers Penny Leonard, Nancy Lopez, Cesar Onesto and site captain Kim Luke joined more than 80 community members and collected nearly 70 pounds of shoreline trash.
The site the bank adopted for the morning was one of 62 beaches, rivers and inland areas in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties that are enjoying the biggest cleanup of the year in California. Santa Cruz County Bank is committed to being an environmentally conscious and conscientious company.
The Santa Cruz Community Credit Union board of directors has approved a matching grant program to support 12 local nonprofit organizations in Santa Cruz County, according to a statement from the credit union.
For every dollar donated to one of the selected nonprofits, the credit union
match this donation up to $ 50,000 (total for all organizations).
For this year’s campaign, which runs through November 30, the credit union has selected 12
nonprofit organizations that closely align with its mission of ensuring economic justice for
all. The list includes:
Community Action Board (CAB), Community Bridges, Diversity Center, El Pájaro CDC, Gray Bears, Housing Matters, Homeless Garden Project, Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, SC Volunteer Center, Second Harvest Food Bank and Valley Churches United Missions.
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