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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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New Port Richey, Florida

On April 12, Suncoast Eagles Auxiliary #3153 presented a check for $2,000 to Gulfside Hospice in memory of Sheila Kay Scott, a Past Madam President of Suncoast #3153. The money was raised from a luncheon chaired by the Past Madam Presidents of Suncoast #3153. Pictured, l to r, back row: Cathy Dyer, PMP Marlene Gordon, PMP Ana Mahar; front row: Anna Wabiszczewicz, Pat Laethem, Joann Morowski, Christine Bidwell, 10-year Secretary Kathy Myers, PMP Betty Bleau, 10-year Treasurer Lois Hanus, PMP Ann Dunham, Richard Scott and Hospice Director Clara Armstrong.

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Lincoln City, Oregon - April 2017

On April 7, North Lincoln Aerie and Auxiliary #2576 presented checks totaling $1,300 to the local high school music department. The funds will be used to help students attend music camp. Accepting for Taft High School was Elementary Principal and Music Committee member Nick Lupo. Funds were raised through a group effort from Aerie President Mike Jones, Auxiliary President Loene Loan and Past Madam President Sandi Randleman.

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Nampa, Idaho - April 2017

Nampa Eagles #2103 has raised more than $20,000 for Veteran’s Therapeutic Gardens. Past Presidents Lyle Clausen and Dave Summers and President Keith Jones encouraged the Aerie and Auxiliary to work together on a St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Dinner and Dance. The Lyle Sinclair Band donated their time and Summers prepared corned beef and cabbage. The event raised $3,527.50. After hearing a presentation from VTG President Gayle Strack, an 11-year Eagle member, Terri Warren reached out to several area businesses for assistance in completing the garden. Warren secured 395’ of mesh fence from Boulder Creek Landscape owner Eric Scott, then received the complete amount of hardware needed to complete the fence from Silver Creek Supply owner Larry Carruth, at the recommendation of Scott. Warren secured the entire fence, sliding and man gates, half of the installation and concrete for the job. The goal is for the fence to be up by April 30. Once the fence is up, Veteran’s Therapeutic Gardens will be able to accept donations such as a garden shed, tools, vegetable boxes, plants and landscaping.

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Cle Elum, Washington - April 2017

Cle Elum Eagles #649 held their annual Sweetheart Ball Feb. 11, raising a total of $2,476 to donate to the Max Baer Heart Fund. The Auxiliary received a $500 from the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle for the Fund. Holding the check are Co-Chairman Carol Crossen, Stephanie Vogtzinn of Swedish Medical Center and Co-Chair Viva Rogers, the 2017 Sweetheart Queen honored for her outstanding volunteerism.

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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.

 

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Evansville, Indiana - April 2017

Evansville Auxiliary #427 and River City Auxiliary #4023, also of Evansville, represented the F.O.E. on April 1, at a vendor fair for Child Abuse Prevention. Christine Huffman (#4023) and Tina Barrett (#4023) made a picture board showcasing the work of the Eagles and designed a brochure showing the amenities of each of Evansville’s Aeries. Bonita Stanley (#427 and dual at #4023), Deanna Ford (#427 and dual #4023) and Melinda Guinn (#4023 and dual #427) spoke to all about the FOE and how to become a member.

 

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Colonial Beach, Virginia - April 2017

Colonial Beach Eagles #4315 made a generous donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last month.  As a result of months of planning by benefit committee chairman, Bill Hall, co-chair Rebecca Kinson, and committee members Debbie Bennett, Donna Barnette, Patricia Cochran, Debra Garcia, Carrie Keister, Ginger Roth, Sharon Schellin, and Linda Watts, the F.O.E. was able to donate $12,232 to this worthy cause.  Committee members ran several events to raise funds, including a brown bag auction, buffets during football games, and a prime rib dinner.  This is an annual fundraising effort for the Colonial Beach Eagles.

 

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Bellevue, Nebraska - April 2017

Bellevue Aerie & Auxiliary #3912 raised #5,793.42 for the purchase of three pediatric heart monitors that will allow patients at Omaha Children’s Hospital a chance to go home and have a normal life. Pictured are Auxiliary President Barb Romero, Auxiliary Heart Fund Chairman Connie Hodges, Children’s Hospital Representative Tom Kerfoot, Aerie Heart Fund Chairman Dave Hodges and Aerie President Patrick O’Connor.