The Fort Polk Spouses’ Club is a charitable and social organization focused on community involvement. FPSC raises funds throughout the year through various philanthropic events such as their wreaths, trees and centerpiece auction in December, flamingo flocking and an annual spring fundraiser.
These events help generate funds that support college scholarships awarded to eligible FPSC Family members. The club also gives out as many grants as its funds allow, selecting nonprofit organizations such as schools and other entities, who support the military community directly.
Even though COVID-19 kept most people home during the past year, the FPSC did not let this stop them from raising money to give back to the community. Volunteers put in hundreds of hours to ensure each event was successful.
The club had to make constant changes to ensure compliance with state mandates and safety protocols — including changing some festivities to virtual events.
Putting the results of those actions into motion, the Fort Polk Spouses’ Club awarded $18,700 to the recipients of the scholarships and grants program May 2.
In addition to scholarship and grant assistance, FPSC also hosts monthly socials and sub-club events to provide fellowship, networking and fun for members on Fort Polk. The club offers many ways for members to volunteer, including participation on the board, as a member of the decorating committee, acting as a “flocking fairy” or through their community service sub-club.
For more information about the FPSC and their mission, check out their website at Caution-https://fortpolkspousesclub.wildapricot.org/ < Caution-https://fortpolkspousesclub.wildapricot.org/ > .