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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Las Cruces, New Mexico - March 2018

Aerie #4038 presented a $1,000 check to the Shattered Lives program, which is a local anti-DWI campaign that enlists the help of student actors to simulate drunk driving crashes. The donation from the Aerie will help fund next year’s program. Shattered Lives is made possible through collaborative efforts of several local law enforcement agencies, including the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico State Police and the local sector of the U.S. Border Patrol. Since 2016, the program has operated on donated funds and volunteer efforts. 

“This community can’t afford to let a program like Shattered Lives fade away,” said incoming Shattered Lives Director David Almaguer, who works full-time as the emergency medical services liaison for Mountain View Regional Medical Center, a major in-kind contributor to the program. “We are grateful to our local chapter of the Eagles for their generous gift, and hope their gesture will encourage other organizations to invest in the future of our youth to make healthy decisions when it comes to alcohol.”

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North Platte, Nebraska - March 2018

North Platte Aerie #2839 has donated $1,000 to the North Platte Area Ready to Serve Volunteer Program to help offset the cost of books. Now in its tenth year, the books purchased are distributed to the North Platte public preschools and elementary schools, McDaid, Head Start and Our Redeemer Lutheran School each year. All students will receive two age-appropriate books.

Sullivan, Missouri - March 2018

During the MBSH Foundation fundraising event, Sullivan Aerie #3781, presented a $4,000 check to Lisa Lochner of Missouri Baptist Hospital. Proceeds were raised during their last BINGO night, all of which are being directed into the Missouri Baptist Hospital Cancer Fund. The Cancer fund exists to assist many facets in care & support for our local community members battling various cancer treatments.

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Leavenworth, Kansas - March 2018

Leavenworth Aerie #55, home of South Central Regional President James "Jim" Rodgers, hosted a reception in his honor. Many fellow Eagles from across Kansas and Missouri were on hand to help him celebrate. During the night, money raised for the FOE Diabetes Research Center, which is Rodgers' Regional charity. The Aerie donated $5000.00 with a guarantee to match up to that amount raised for the Regional charity in Missouri & Kansas. Pictured, l to r: Charlie Estes, Bingo chairman; Bill Corbet, Aerie Secretary; Jim Rodgers, South Central Regional President; and Ron Saunders, Aerie President