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Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Freeland, Washington - April 2020

Whidbey Island Eagles #3418 held their annual tradition of distributing funds to a variety of South Whidbey Island local charities on February 15, 2020. A total of $20,600 was distributed to WAIF, Friends of the Freeland library, Friends of Friends Medical Support, S.W. Fire & Rescue, Enso House, Whidbey Island Nourishes, S.W. Homeless Coalition, Readiness to Learn, HUB Youth Center, Good Cheer Food Bank, and Hearts & Hammers.

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Green River, Wyoming - April 2020

Sweetwater Eagles #2350 presented the Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center with a $4,000 donation during their meeting on March 10, 2020. The money will be added to the Memorial Hospital Foundation's Cancer Fund, which is used to fund equipment. Previous purchases made from this fund include zero gravity IV poles to improve patient safety and mobility, stationary chemotherapy pumps to increase treatment availability, and portable chemotherapy pumps and pouches to improve patient treatment options. Photo Credit: Green River Star

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Syracuse, Indiana - April 2020

Lakeland Eagles #3760 in Syracuse, In. gave away free meals to families on April 25, 2020. Members provided a chicken dinner with beans, coleslaw and homemade cookies for dessert. The event lasted less than an hour and they were able to distribute 325 meals to those in need. While the meals were free, there was still an option to donate. All proceeds collected will be given to Goodwill. Photo Credit: WSBT 22

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona - April 2020

Lake Havasu City Eagles #4299 donated $7,095.30 in memory of Past Worthy President Paul Mosher to Faith and Grace, Inc for the Domestic Violence shelter here in Lake Havasu. Pictured are Worthy President, Bill Earle, and Madam President, Addie Angle, accepting the check is Kathleen DeClark of Faith and Grace. Paul Mosher and Jeanine Leach co-chaired this charity.

York, Nebraska - March 2020

York Auxiliary #3990 presented a $605.33 check to TeamMates Mentoring Program member's Ron Haarmann, Rochelle Geiger, Deanne Erickson and Teresa Willcock. TeamMates’s mission is to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. They also donated $478.99 to Maggie Troester on behalf of Pride Pack, which is an organization that believes that no child should be without proper nourishment. The Auxiliary raised the money by hosting a hamburger night, which was chaired by member Paula Volker.

Anchorage, Alaska - March 2020

During a mid-winter conference, Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 presented a $5,000 grant to the Anchorage Search Team (AST) from the Alzheimer's & Neurological Charity Foundation. The Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 was first introduced to AST when a member who has dementia went missing. During the search for this individual, #4207 were informed that AST is made up of volunteers and survives solely on donations.

The Downtown Soup Kitchen/Hope Center (DSK Hope Center) provides meals, shelter, laundry services, and vocational training to homeless and low-income individuals in Anchorage, AK. They rely on private donations of food and money to meet the needs their guests. At the DSK Hope Center, their mission is to provide a hand up and out of homelessness. Feed Me Hope Bakery, Culinary School, and future Food Truck help their guests gain the skills they need to transform their lives. The Anchorage Aerie Auxiliary #4207 helped their Bakery and Culinary School with a $2,500 donation to buy new commercial ovens.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma - March 2020

Stillwater Aerie #4277 member Otis Davenport was awarded with Yukon, Ok.’s Chamber Ambassador of the Year for his volunteer work for the organization. This is the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Banquet to recognize the Chambers outstanding businesses and members. Otis and wife Barbara joined their home town Chamber of Commerce while surveying the area for a new charter. Otis was also asked to become a Chamber Ambassador.

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