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Muncie, Indiana - April 2018

Muncie Aerie # 231 recently donated $20,000 to A Better Way, which is a non-profit that provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The donation will help fund the Passage Way program, where victims of domestic violence are given a transitional housing solution while they try to find a permanent residence.

Eddie Collins, president of Aerie #231 heard about their funding issue and wanted to help.  “Donating to A Better Way is something my wife and I feel strongly about. We have donated for years. Many of these women are in bad relationships and they often leave their homes with only the clothes on their backs. After the mayor came to speak to us, our organization felt we needed to help,” Collins said.  

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Augusta, Georgia - April 2018

Augusta Aerie #1197 held a benefit for Dennis Bedichek, where they raised $5,696 through a gun raffle, silent auction, gift card raffle, and 50/50 raffle.  Bedichek is currently battling Stage 4 Metastatic Signet Cell Carcinoma, and the proceeds will be used to help him and his family with any medical needs. Bedichek served his country in the National Guard and served his community as a Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy until he had to resign due to health issues.

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Federal Heights, Colorado - April 2018

Aerie #4019 held a breakfast fundraiser to support Shield 616 and the Federal Heights Police Department, where they raised $1,200. Recently, three police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. The Aerie was saddened by the tragic officer deaths and wanted to do something to help the men and women who risk their lives daily. The cause, Shield 616 “Support the Shield” helps better equip the men and women in the local police department safe with the best gear possible to keep them safe. Through the donated funds, Shield 616 will purchase and distribute rifle-ready protection designed for quick deployment to departments across Colorado.