28 April Falls Creek, Pennsylvania - April 2017 April 28, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Pennsylvania 0 Falls Creek Auxiliary #965 shines a light on numerous charities with more than $6,000 in donations for 2016. The Auxiliary dedicated its time, talents and caring hearts to these worthy charities with one-on-one service. The humble sisters of this small town have personally responded when a family was grieving the loss of a child who died by suicide. Members also take the “Question, Persuade, Refer” certification given by the Clearfield/Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team in order to increase their knowledge base and help to decrease the number of deaths by suicide in our community. Joining with the Prevention Team, #965 members walk and take part in the activities at the Annual Suicide Prevention walk for Clearfield/Jefferson Counties. Along with monetary donations, these ladies have become a part of the life story of a child named Shea who has been diagnosed with cancer. They keep in touch with her recovery through Facebook at “Pray for Shea.” Visiting those who are sick with short term and long term illness has become a part of their goals to live by. Their Auxiliary gives so much of their time and energy to children, whether it be through fishing rodeos, Easter egg hunts, festivals in the community and their own #965 Kids Christmas Party. Their members reach out to others far beyond the lines of Falls Creek. From the April 2017 edition of People Helping People. Related Cadiz, Ohio - April 2017 Past Grand Worthy President Ron Stine of Cadiz Eagles #2162 was recently awarded the Citizen of the Year award by the Cadiz Lions Club for his efforts throughout the community. Bellevue, Nebraska - April 2017 Bellevue Aerie & Auxiliary #3912 raised #5,793.42 for the purchase of three pediatric heart monitors that will allow patients at Omaha Children’s Hospital a chance to go home and have a normal life. Pictured are Auxiliary President Barb Romero, Auxiliary Heart Fund Chairman Connie Hodges, Children’s Hospital Representative Tom Kerfoot, Aerie Heart Fund Chairman Dave Hodges and Aerie President Patrick O’Connor. Colonial Beach, Virginia - April 2017 Colonial Beach Eagles #4315 made a generous donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last month. As a result of months of planning by benefit committee chairman, Bill Hall, co-chair Rebecca Kinson, and committee members Debbie Bennett, Donna Barnette, Patricia Cochran, Debra Garcia, Carrie Keister, Ginger Roth, Sharon Schellin, and Linda Watts, the F.O.E. was able to donate $12,232 to this worthy cause. Committee members ran several events to raise funds, including a brown bag auction, buffets during football games, and a prime rib dinner. This is an annual fundraising effort for the Colonial Beach Eagles. Evansville, Indiana - April 2017 Evansville Auxiliary #427 and River City Auxiliary #4023, also of Evansville, represented the F.O.E. on April 1, at a vendor fair for Child Abuse Prevention. Christine Huffman (#4023) and Tina Barrett (#4023) made a picture board showcasing the work of the Eagles and designed a brochure showing the amenities of each of Evansville’s Aeries. Bonita Stanley (#427 and dual at #4023), Deanna Ford (#427 and dual #4023) and Melinda Guinn (#4023 and dual #427) spoke to all about the FOE and how to become a member. Blue Island, Illinois - April 2017 Blue Island Eagles #1332 recently held a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event for area children. Cle Elum, Washington - April 2017 Cle Elum Eagles #649 held their annual Sweetheart Ball Feb. 11, raising a total of $2,476 to donate to the Max Baer Heart Fund. The Auxiliary received a $500 from the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle for the Fund. Holding the check are Co-Chairman Carol Crossen, Stephanie Vogtzinn of Swedish Medical Center and Co-Chair Viva Rogers, the 2017 Sweetheart Queen honored for her outstanding volunteerism. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.