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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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.

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Iowa - September 2020

The state of Iowa held their annual state Convention in August, and during the banquet, a check of $92,022.19 was presented to the Unity Point Foundation as a part of Iowa State’s charity project for the 2019-2020 year. The foundation plan on using the funds to purchase a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) machine.

Anchorage, Alaska - September 2020

Anchorage Eagles #4207 presented a $5,000 check to the Blood Bank of Alaska. They are the only blood bank in Alaska and they have to send samples of blood to the lower 48 states to be tested before it can be used. The money will be used to equip the lab to test blood locally. 

Anchorage Eagles #4207 made a $5,000 donation to the Alaska Injury Prevention Center. This grant will fund four educational presentations of CarFit to Alaskans over the age of 55. Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of serious injury to this age group and this grant will provide adaptive devices and a check of how well their personal vehicle "fits" them.

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Virginia - September 2020

All of Fraternal Order of Eagle locations in the state of Virginia collectively raised $38,013.30 for the Guadalupe Free Clinic as a part of charity project for Llyod “Tommy” Edwards, member of #4315 and the 2019-2020 Virginia State President. The different locations raised money by holding various events during Edwards’s presidency. The money will be used to assist the Guadalupe Free Clinic with their needs as they serve the town of Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County.

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Beatrice, Nebraska - September 2020

Beatrice Eagles #531 recently donated $50 checks to each first responder within Gage County, with the amount totaling $4,910 that was distributed to three organizations. They also included a letter to each department explaining that anyone on the front lines and the support staff are an important part of Gage County, and shared the motto of ‘People Helping People.’