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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

York, Nebraska - March 2020

York Auxiliary #3990 presented a $605.33 check to TeamMates Mentoring Program member's Ron Haarmann, Rochelle Geiger, Deanne Erickson and Teresa Willcock. TeamMates’s mission is to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. They also donated $478.99 to Maggie Troester on behalf of Pride Pack, which is an organization that believes that no child should be without proper nourishment. The Auxiliary raised the money by hosting a hamburger night, which was chaired by member Paula Volker.

Anchorage, Alaska - March 2020

During a mid-winter conference, Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 presented a $5,000 grant to the Anchorage Search Team (AST) from the Alzheimer's & Neurological Charity Foundation. The Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 was first introduced to AST when a member who has dementia went missing. During the search for this individual, #4207 were informed that AST is made up of volunteers and survives solely on donations.

The Downtown Soup Kitchen/Hope Center (DSK Hope Center) provides meals, shelter, laundry services, and vocational training to homeless and low-income individuals in Anchorage, AK. They rely on private donations of food and money to meet the needs their guests. At the DSK Hope Center, their mission is to provide a hand up and out of homelessness. Feed Me Hope Bakery, Culinary School, and future Food Truck help their guests gain the skills they need to transform their lives. The Anchorage Aerie Auxiliary #4207 helped their Bakery and Culinary School with a $2,500 donation to buy new commercial ovens.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma - March 2020

Stillwater Aerie #4277 member Otis Davenport was awarded with Yukon, Ok.’s Chamber Ambassador of the Year for his volunteer work for the organization. This is the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Banquet to recognize the Chambers outstanding businesses and members. Otis and wife Barbara joined their home town Chamber of Commerce while surveying the area for a new charter. Otis was also asked to become a Chamber Ambassador.

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Abbotsford, British Columbia - March 2020

Abbotsford Aerie #2726 President John Scammell presented Grand Worthy President Ron Malz with a $1,000 donation for this charity, Camp Confidence. The Confidence Learning Center is a nonprofit organization which assists developmentally disabled individuals of all ages by providing them a fun and exciting outlet to learn, gain life experience and become more confident in their abilities.

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Kasilof, Alaska - March 2020

Kasilof Eagles #4317 held a fundraiser for the Way-Out-Women Cancer Fund Run and was able to donate $4,057 to the cause. To raise the money, the Aerie and Auxiliary had food, a silent auction, split the pot and live music. For the WOW event, a team of women snowmobile riders logged 57+ miles in the hills to help those who suffer from cancer. Kenai Auxiliary #3525, contributed to the total by giving an additional $2,000 to the cause.

Vienna, Missouri

In 2019, Vienna-Bassett Aerie #4340 provided $6,000 in post- high school scholarships for local students. The Aerie also obtained $6,500 in grants from the Grand Aerie for two organizations; the Belle Elementary School received a grant to replace its playground which is currently condemned, and the Vienna Senior Center received a grant to fill its pantry that provides hot meals both in the center and for home delivery.