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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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FOE Diabetes Research Center

The Board of the FOE Charity Foundation met on November 11, in New Orleans, to make Eagles history. The group met to formally approve the first two drug trials in the F.O.E.’s Bridge to the Cure campaign. The funds donated will be used by doctors at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa to conduct initial drug trials based on successful research that was carried out at the DRC using the Eagles’ original $25 million donation to fight diabetes. Our original research funding has produced more than $500 million in additional grants. These trials aim to find viable medications which can move on to human testing in hopes of ultimately finding a cure for diabetes. *Masks were temporarily taken off for photo.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri - October 2020

The Cape Girardeau Eagles #3775 hosted a benefit for long-time member of their Aerie, Dillon Rhymer. Dillon has been fighting cancer this past year, and to show their appreciation and love and support, they held a 4-day benefit in his honor. Dillon joined their Aerie in 1977 and has been an active member and officer since. He served as a Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and many other offices and committees over the years. He has also been selected to be in the Missouri State Hall of Fame. To the Aerie and Auxiliary, Dillion was their ‘go to guy’ whenever they needed work done or help with any projects. Chairman John A. Heuer, co-chair Kevin James Randy Hahs, and John Kieffer spent weeks planning and thinking of ways to raise money that would be special for everyone to enjoy and want to support. With the help of many of Eagle members, the benefit was a great success and they raised more than $16,000 to help Dillion.

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Oregon - October 2020

Earlier in the month of October, a caravan of 3 vehicles drove to Mill City, Oregon to deliver items collected for the fire relief victims. Eagles from North Portland #3426, Cornelius #4177, Portland #4, and Smoke Tree Mobil Home Community came together to help the Mill City Aerie. Several members of #3384’s homes were lost to the wildfires.

Merced, California - September 2020

Merced Eagles #2194, was informed that a neighboring ranch was supporting the Creek Fire victims by providing pens for animals and space for campers, tents, etc. for those who have been evacuated from the fire area. As Merced is out of the fire area, the Aerie and Auxiliary assisted by providing a donation of $1,000 for cost of pens, and food for animals and the people displaced by the fire.