The Everett Elks donated 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to children of active military parents. Pictured from left are National Guard family assistance specialist Robert Aceves Jr., Elks Exalted Ruler Darcy Kirshner, treasurer Nancy Wolke, member Chris Phillips, and Past Exalted Ruler Dennis Andersen. (Contributed photo)

The Everett Elks donated 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to children of active military parents. Pictured from left are National Guard family assistance specialist Robert Aceves Jr., Elks Exalted Ruler Darcy Kirshner, treasurer Nancy Wolke, member Chris Phillips, and Past Exalted Ruler Dennis Andersen. (Contributed photo)

Elks donate school supplies to military kids

The Everett Elks donated 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to children of active duty military parents.

The National Guard Family Program has a family assistance center in Smokey Point, which provides a variety of referral-based services to geographically dispersed families and retirees from all military components.

Local military can call family assistance specialist Roberto Aceves at 360-436-2423 for more information.

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