People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.


Lebanon, Pennsylvania - January 2019

Lebanon Aerie #472 donated $10,000 to the North Annville Police Chief Matthew Bartal and 911 Rapid Response Owner Mark Sallada’s 911 Rapid Response Project. According to Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., 148 police officers were in killed in the U.S. in 2018, and the 911 RRP’s purpose is to help prevent officers from being killed in the line of duty. More than $11,000 in equipment will be distributed to each police department, the county detective bureau and sheriff’s office based on need and size of the department. It will include: Pouches with first-aid materials like a chest seal, gauze, bandages, trauma shears, a tourniquet, a hemostatic agent to control bleeding, active shooter vests, and ballistic helmets.


Somerset, Pennsylvania - July 2018

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 presented a $3,000 check to the New Centerville & Rural Volunteer Fire Company. The plan on using the money to place their 1978 brush/utility truck. 

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 donated $1,000 to the Somerfest Classic event. The money will be used to help fund the entertainment for the event. 

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 gave $1,000 to the Somerset County Hazardous Materials Team, and the money will be used to update the response vehicle with L.E.D. emergency lighting. 

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 made a $1,000 donation to the Rockwood Veterans Memorial and Community Park.