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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona - January 2021

Lake Havasu Eagles #4299 Aerie and Auxiliary recently presented a check for $1,487 to the Lake Havasu Meals on Wheels Program. Pictured, l to r, are Madam President Addie Angel, Senior Center Charity Chairman and head cook Lisa Fournier and Senior Center Representative Char Rupp.

The Aerie and Auxiliary of Lake Havasu City #4299 presented DES representatives with gift cards in the amount of $6,000. Local families were presented the cards to go Christmas shopping. Pictured, l to r, DES Representatives Tom Whitham and Jennie Narro, Christmas fundraising co-chairs Nancie and Don Rape, Auxiliary President Addie Angel and Aerie President Steve Hendrix.

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Blairsville, PA - January 2021

Auxiliary President Marlene Kerley of Blairsville #1488 chose the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) as her charity last year. CORE’s mission is to encourage people to donate organs and tissue for transplants in order to save and improve lives. CORE held special meaning for Marlene as she donated one of her kidneys to her sister, Bonnie Confer, in 1999 and also has a brother, Bill Hebenthal, who received a liver transplant in 2003. A Garden of Life Party was held last year with activities including a dinner, raffle of six large donated items, 50/50 drawings, over 80 donated raffle baskets and more.

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Bellevue, Nebraska - January 2021

The Eagles of Bellevue #3912 held their annual Angel Tree for Christmas in 2020. This year’s theme was “Back The Blue.” The Bellevue Eagles have always been supporters of their local first responders, who often work nights, weekends and holidays to protect the community. Money and gift cards were donated and were put into gift bags along with snacks donated by Marathon Ventures and a Christmas Card or Thank You Card. Enough was collected so that each of the street officers (more than 90) received a gift bag. Ralston Purina also provided gift bags for the K-9 officers. Pictured are Auxiliary President Lisa Smith, Auxiliary Chaplain April Frazier, Auxiliary Treasurer Donna Billington, Auxiliary Conductor Jennifer Kentopp and Sgt. Brown of the Bellevue Police Department.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee - January 2021

Scenic City Auxiliary #945 in Chattanooga, Tenn., presented a $1,200 grant from the Fraternal Order of Eagles H.O.M.E. Fund to CHI Memorial Hospital's Cancer Support Center. The funds were raised during a special Halloween Dance as part of the "Boo! Scare Cancer Away" campaign. Pictured, l to r, Past State and Regional Madam President Sandi Bradshaw, Tennessee State Vice President Geraldine Tickle, Cancer Support Center Social Worker Rhonda Edwards and Tennessee State President-Elect Mary Slater.

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Roseau, Minnesota - January 2021

For many years, Roseau Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary #3882 has served an annual Christmas Day Dinner they call “Do Not Spend Christmas Day Alone.” Typically, they prepare the meal as a sit-down dinner, but changed the service to carryout in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. In under two hours, they served 120 take out meals consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, cranberries, meatballs, lefse and a pumpkin roll. All items were donated. The meals were free, however some donated money which was given to Minnesota State Auxiliary President Marlene Hanson’s charity Make-A-Wish of Minnesota. Pictured are members of Roseau’s Aerie and Auxiliary and District 2 Secretary/State Chauffeur Dale Hanson.

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Blairsville, Pennsylvania - January 2021

Blairsville Aerie #1488 Eagle Riders held a benefit ride for Juvenile Diabetes. Between the Riders and the Aerie, a total of $5,000 was raised. The Aerie applied for a matching grant from the F.O.E. Charity Foundation and presented a total grand to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for $10,000. Pictured, l to r, back row, Aerie Vice President Dave Marsh and Trustee Jim Alexander; front row, Trustee Dick Saliga, Foundation Operations Manager Richard Barrows, Eagle Rider President John Clark, Aerie Conductor Chris Elliott and Aerie Chaplain Ted Kepple.

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Hallock, Minnesota - January 2021

The Eagles of Hallock #2617 recently presented a grant from the F.O.E. Charity Foundation Cancer Fund for $1,000 to the Hospice of Kittson County. They also donated $500 to the Salvation Army and $150 to the Hallock Senior Nutrition Council. Pictured, l to r, Hallock Secretary Daniel “Woody” Woodard and Tersa Clay of the Hospice of Kittson County.