Heart of the Community

Community Service has been an ever-growing portion of the overall Moose fraternal program ever since its inception under the name “Civic Affairs” by then-Director General Malcolm Giles in the late 1940s.  The kaleidoscope of all that is Moose Community Service was organized into a “Five-Point Program” in the early 1990s, then expanded in mid-decade to the “Six-Point Program” including Youth Sports, Youth Awareness, Scouting, Spinoza Bear, Yellowstone YCC, Local Volunteerism, Senior Citizens, Food and Shelter, Mooseheart and Moosehaven.  In October 2007 the Community Service Program grew yet again and included donations to the Tommy Moose program, the Safe Surfin' Program, Special Olympics, and Moose Alert.

That familiar logo has grown yet again.  The Moose International Six-Point Program Logo was replaced with the Heart of the Community program logo shown below.  The new program is layered with more weight given to support the core programs which are nearer the programs center.

posted 4/25/2023

Heart of the Community

Community Service - Lodge Donates to Monacan Nation Food Bank

posted 3/22/2023

Heart of the Community

Community Service - Lodge Donates to FOAC 

Friends of Campbell County Animal Control 

Fellow of the Order - Don Doss presents a $1,000.00 Check to Friends of Campbell County Animal Control.

posted 9/14/2022

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Support the Blue & Valued Veterans

Special Membership Meeting and Check Presentation Sept. 12, 2022

A Drone Named Tommy

The 715 Lynchburg Lodge hosted a Special Membership Meeting Monday, September 12, 2022 recognizing our Valued Veterans and welcomed Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan M. Zuidema and Lynchburg Police Foundation President Richard W. "Rick" Loving for a Check presentation in the amount $15,000.00 earmarked for their Drone Program.

Lynchburg Moose 715 is grateful to the American Legion Post 16 for providing Color Guard for this memorable occasion.

Moose Pilgrim of the Order and Lynchburg Lodge 715 Government Relations Chairperson Robbie Robertson was present to recognize all member Valued Verterans.

The Check Presentation is the second contribution the Lynchburg Lodge 715 has made to the Lynchburg Police Foundation.  In April, 2022, $1,246.00 raised from the third annual Car Show was presented to the Foundation as part of the Lodge's mission of giving back to the community.

The specialized Drone is capable of night vision and has infrared technology. The Drone is capable of light transport and can provide overhead lighting.

The Drone will be named Tommy ... in honor of the Moose Fraternity's Tommy Moose Program.  The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations.

“It is the support of donors like the Moose Lodge that allow the Lynchburg Police Foundation to continue providing the Lynchburg Police with critical equipment they need,” said Loving. “These types of resources the Foundation is able to secure through donations help our law enforcement officers keep our community safe.”

Click Here to View Photos from the Special Event

posted 8/15/2022

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715 Moose Food Giveaway

 Tuesday August 16, 2022 from 3pm-5pm.

We will have a small grocery store set up giving away grocery items for veterans and people over the age of 65 only.

Thank you.

posted 5/16/2022

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Car Show to Benefit Lynchburg Police Foundation


The 715 Lynchburg Lodge Moose Legion Committee hosted its 3rd Anual Car Show Saturday, April 16th, 2022, as a benefit fundraiser for the Lynchburg Police Foundation.

Events included the Car Show, Door Prizes, 50 / 50's, and a Free EZ Child ID Event making the world a safer place for our children.

Lynchburg Police Foundation and members of the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD), including Chief Ryan Zuidema, attended the day-long car show to promote the LPF nonprofit and its efforts.

Throughout the day, members of the LPD Drone Team demonstrated one of its drones funded by the LPF. Interested citizens, following instruction by the Drone Team, had the opportunity to fly the drone above the Moose Lodge parking lot. Also available at the day’s event were members of the LPD Community Action Team who shared information with attendees the significance of building community relationships. A valuable tool in the process is use of the community trailer, which was also on display and funded by the LPF.

Catching everyone’s attention at the fundraiser was the LPD’s new black-and-white-designed police vehicle, which was on exhibit for all to see.

The 715 Moose Lodge donated $1,246 from the day’s events to the LPF. A check was presented to Chief Zuidema by Greg Kirby of the Moose Lodge.

Click to View Photo Gallery from the Car Show April 16, 2022

Many Thanks for Photo contributions from Lynchburg Police Foundation and Lindsey Brown.

posted 12/06/2021

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Tommy Moose Presentation to Lynchburg Fire Stations


Members from 715 Lynchburg Moose Lodge visited 7 Lynchburg Fire Stations today and presented each Fire Station with food to express our Thanks and Appreciation for all they do for us being front line workers during the pandemic and all the new variants.

A Total of seventy (70) Tommy Moose were presented to the Lynchburg Fire Department, ten (10) to each Fire Station.

Tommy Moose® is a friendly, playful, cuddly moose doll whose sole purpose is to bring comfort to children in times of stress, uncertainty, or anxiety. He personifies one of the cornerstone tenants of the Loyal Order of Moose: caring for children.

Since 2002, over 100,000 Tommy Moose plush dolls have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and emergency workers, who in turn deliver them to children in need of some comfort when facing some of life’s biggest challenges.

The Fire personell at each Station were very appreciative for the Food and the Tommy Moose dolls.

I would like to give special thanks to our staff as they deserve a pat on the back. Special thanks to Heather, Donna, April, Randal, and Eddie.

Richard Cabell Sr.

Heart of the Community Committee Chairperson

Additional information on the Moose International Tommy Moose Program can be found at the following Link ...


Click to View Photo Gallery of presentation of Tommy Moose

posted 11/21/2021

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Giving a Hand Up to Families

715 Lynchburg Moose 'Giving a Hand Up to Familes in Need' Community Service project will present Thanksgiving Bags to Families in need in our Community Monday, November 22, 2021 .

A number of familes have been identified, (both member families and families in the community), and will be presented with these Thanksgiving Bags, Monday at the Lodge, 9am - 11am - 2307 Lakeside Drive Lynchburg VA.

If you know of a Family in need that hasn't been identified please have them stop by Monday, Nov. 22 between 9am - 11am to pick up a Thanksgiving Bag. It doesn't have to be a Moose Member and can be anyone in our community that is in need and still trying to get back on their feet from everything that has been going on lately.

Many, Many Thanks are extended to the Membership and Staff at 715 Lynchburg Moose for the great outpouring of contributions of Food Items and various other every day staple items that many of us take for granted.

May everyone have a Great Thanksgiving.

Please let us know if you know of a family with children that are in need of a “Santa Clause” visit this year. As you know, we support many different charities during the year and really focus on the children and seniors that need some cheer during the holidays due to unforeseen circumstances suffered during these difficult times. Please bring a letter to the lodge and include any info we would need to assist the family, as in number and ages of children or your own needs for food and assistance. We will be submitting these to the community service group for their recommendations.

The 715 Lynchburg Lodge will be closed Thursday, November 25th, 2021 for Thanksgiving and will reopen Friday, November 26th at 5:00pm.

posted 11/02/2021

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Lynchburg Moose 715 recently contributed and delivered food to our front line workers at the local Emergency Room in appreciation for what they do.

Richard Cabell Sr.

715 Lynchburg Moose Heart of the Community Chairman

posted 10/05/2021

This is our contribution to our front line workers on the ICU wards, because they work 12 shifts and the dinning area is closed.

We just wanted to show our appreciation for what they do.

Thank You on behalf of the Staff and Membership at 715 Lynchburg Moose.

Richard Cabell Sr.

715 Lynchburg Moose Heart of the Community Chairman

Heart of the Community Scholarship Program

posted 09/29/2021

There is no better way to help the youth of the Fraternity than to offer them the opportunity to further their education, and that is exactly what the Moose “Heart of the Community” Scholarship is all about.

Do you know a High School Junior (Graduating Class of 2023) ?  Apllications for the Scholorship Program must be submitted by June 30, 2022.

 Click on image below to Download and print of the Scholarship Flyer and Application

posted 7/28/2021

1 yr. Trustee Don Doss presents a Check to Friends of Campbell County Animal Control, Wednesday July 28, 2021

$600.00 was recenly generated from the Raffle which was drawn at the Car Show and Safe Surfin' EZ-ID event this past Saturday July 24th.

posted 6/27/2021

715 Lynchburg Moose Lodge supports Timberlake Dixie Youth Sports.

The Car Show scheduled for July 24th, 2021 is a Fundraiser Benefiting Local Area Youth Sports including Timberlake Dixie Youth.  Your support of this Local Community Service Event goes towards projects such as this New Scoreboard donated by the 715 Lynchburg Moose Lodge.

Be sure to support the Car Show Event coming up Saturday, July 24th, 2021 which includes a FREE EZ Child ID Event sponsored by the Safe Surfin' Foundation.   The Event includes a Southern Style Low Country Boil and a CASH Raffle with 3 Big Cash Prizes ($400.00 - $200.00 - $100.00) and 50/50  drawings throughout the day.  

Contact Don Doss to get your Raffle Ticket. The drawing will be held 3:00pm at the Moose Car Show Saturday, July 24th, 2021.