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Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Louisville, Kentucky - May 2017

Louisville, Kentucky - May 2017

On March 29, Louisville lost a dedicated police officer when Officer Nick Rodman died in an accident during a high-speed chase. Rodman was more than an officer, always stepping up to help the community. He left behind a two-year-old son and a one-month-old daughter. Derby City Eagles #2173 wanted to share their appreciation for Officer Rodman’s service by collecting diapers for his daughter to help the family. On April 25, the diapers were delivered to Officer Rodman’s division.

Sparta, Michigan - May 2017

Amber Paszkowski, a firefighter for the city of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a member of North Kent Eagles #3430, has twice saved the life of a fellow member over the last 15 months. In April 2016, Amber and her sister stopped by Fruitport #3666. While they were there, a member suffered a heart attack. Without hesitation, Amber administered CPR and revived the lady, who was then transported to the hospital and is now doing well.

On March 11, 2017, Amber and her husband Pat were at the Michigan State Men’s Bowling Tournament hosted by North Kent #3430 to help with the 50/50 drawing. A gentleman from Hazel Park #2449 had a heart attack after finishing a game. Amber and her husband, a retired firefighter, started CPR, reviving the gentleman, who has since returned home.

Edgewater, Florida - May 2017

Edgewater, Florida - May 2017

New Smyrna-Edgewater Eagles #4242 recently presented three checks to Florida Hospital New Smyrna Beach. $2,000 was donated to cardiac care, $1,000 to breast cancer and $1,000 to diabetes programs. Craig Bair, hospital President, and Pat Driver, Hospital Foundation Chairman, were in attendance. Pictured, l to r, are Aerie President James Gombita, Driver, and Conductor Kath Ferguson.

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - May 2017

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - May 2017

Moose Jaw Aerie and Auxiliary #3395 volunteered their time to work the phones at the 800 CHAB Family First Radiothon to support critical care at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. The Eagles also brought $1,200 in donations to help the cause. Pictured, l to r, are Darlene Beaudin, Lyall McQueen and Marlene Wiebe, all Past Provincial Presidents and currently seated officers.

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