People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania - March 2018

Edgewood #1801 donated $4,000 to the Somerset Oncology Center and donated another $4,000 to Somerset, Inc.’s fund to help improve art in the town.

-Edgewood #1801 donated $2,000 to Somerset Borough’s holiday lighting fund. 

-Edgewood #1801 donated $5,000 to Gone with the Dogs, which is a nonprofit that is dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs and residential companion dogs. The dogs are raised by local volunteers for the Canine Partners for Life.

-Edgewood #1801 donated $2,000 to the Somerset Borough Police Department. The department plans to purchase medical bags for patrol cars with the funds.

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Tarentum, Pennsylvania - January 2018

During a regular meeting in February 2017, Tarentum Auxiliary #699 decided to take on the biggest charitable fundraiser in its history. As a team, they decided to raise the funds for the Citizens Hose Fire and EMS Company, located in Natrona Heights, Pa., to build a fire safety training room for them and surrounding companies to train in.

The room would consist of changing mazes, drop flooring, entrapment areas, breakaway doors, narrow crawl spaces, 40 lb. child-like dummies and more. While in use, the room would become dark and at times could be filled with a special type of harmless smoke to recreate actual fire scenarios. Firefighters would then enter, expected to extinguish the fire and save anyone trapped in the structure, including themselves. The room costs a total of $10,000.

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania - November 2017

Lock Haven Aerie #4298 provided Thanksgiving turkeys and all the trimmings to four area families. Helping to pack were Brad Rote, Judy Lantz, Secretary Marchal Rote, Bonnie Gradel, President Don Troutman and Vice President JoAnn Bowes. Trustee Charlie Clements helped with the delivery. Their members were extremely generous this year and the dinners included 34 different food items.

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Falls Creek, Pennsylvania - April 2017

Falls Creek Auxiliary #965 shines a light on numerous charities with more than $6,000 in donations for 2016. The Auxiliary dedicated its time, talents and caring hearts to these worthy charities with one-on-one service. The humble sisters of this small town have personally responded when a family was grieving the loss of a child who died by suicide. Members also take the “Question, Persuade, Refer” certification given by the Clearfield/Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team in order to increase their knowledge base and help to decrease the number of deaths by suicide in our community. Joining with the Prevention Team, #965 members walk and take part in the activities at the Annual Suicide Prevention walk for Clearfield/Jefferson Counties.