31 October St. Marys, Georgia - October 2017 October 31, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Georgia 0 Aerie and Auxiliary members of Saint Marys #4379 came together to provide the community Emergency Management Workers with a hot BBQ meal on the day after the hurricane hit, which caused widespread flooding, destruction and power outages lasting multiple days. It was anticipated that the town would be without electricity following the hurricane and there would be a need to feed EMS workers during the cleanup. Aerie members were proactive, planning the meal, which consisted of pork butts, pork tenderloins, green beans, baked beans, bread and bottled water prior to the storm. Early in the morning on the day of the BBQ, the Aerie came together, spending 12 hours preparing, cooking and serving the meals to more than 150 hungry EMS workers. Some of the police, firefighters and public works personnel hadn’t been home or had a hot meal in three days. The Saint Marys Eagles were honored to help assist these tireless workers in their time of need. From the October 2017 edition of People Helping People. Related Ladysmith, British Columbia - October 2017 Ladysmith Auxiliary #2101 recently presented lap blankets to Past Provincial Madam President Donna Roach. Donna’s special project during her year was to have Auxiliary members make lap blankets to be donated. Ladysmith members made 48 blankets which were donated to the Lodge on 4th, an intermediate care facility. Wisconsin - October 2017 The Wisconsin State Aerie recently presented a grant for $1,000 to the Wisconsin Badger Camp in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. The money will be used to improve the handicap accessibility to some of the buildings at the camp. After a comprehensive tour of the facility by Badger Camp Executive Director Brent Bowers, the check presentation was made. Pictured is Worthy State President Vern Britt presenting the check to Bowers along with Worthy State Conductor Fran Jorasz, Past Regional President Don Runnells and Past Grand Worthy President David Tice. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - October 2017 Sisters Jean Nurse and Darlene Beaudin of Moose Jaw Auxiliary #3395 coordinated the “Fill The Pantries” campaign this year and on October 10, held a food drive collecting 214 items and $30 in cash. All donations were given to the Riverside Mission shelter. Leavenworth, Kansas - October 2017 Leavenworth Eagles #55 held their People Helping Pantries drive, collecting 711 food items and $520 in cash for the Catholic Food Pantry. Lincoln City, Oregon - October 2017 North Lincoln #2576 completed a successful School Supply Drive, delivering $1,500 in supplies to the local high school to be used by the homeless students in grades 7-12. The supplies were donated by members and their friends. Brisbane, California - October 2017 Brisbane Eagles #3255 held a dinner for Alzheimer’s recently, raising $810 for the Eagles’ Alzheimer’s Fund. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.