The Brazil Elks Club recently donated $500 to the Indiana Army National Guard 138th Quartermaster Unit's Family Readiness Group (FRG).
FRG is a group set up within the Army National Guard, as well as the United States Army and United States Army Reserve, made up of family members, volunteers, soldiers and civilian employees associated with a specific unit.
The purpose of the group is to provide activities and support to the soldiers and their families.
"While we're not deployed, we have a lot of family activities and family days to promote family cohesion and family involvement," FRG Liaison Laura Snyder said. "I'm here to support them and get them any information they need whether during deployment or not."
Snyder said the National Guard prepares a soldier for deployment, and her job is to ease the burden and prepare the family for deployment, trying to make the entire process smoother.
The money donated from the Elks went toward a holiday celebration for the FRG in December.
The money was used to buy gifts for the children of the service members.
During the party, the children participated by putting together coloring books and hats to donate to children at St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
For questions concerning the FRG or National Guard, call 443-4911.