People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.


Bellevue, Nebraska - January 2023

Last year, Bellevue Eagles #3912 made a donation of $2,700 to the Bellevue Fire Department to outfit the entire department with Fire Hoods, which are worn by every firefighter when called to the scene of a fire, underneath their helmet to protect the head, ears and neck from burns and blocking cancer carcinogens from passing through to the firefighters’ bodies. Bellevue raised of the money, with the Grand Aerie matching dollar for dollar. Past Madam President April Frazier, Past Madam President Sue Winter and Madam Vice President Jenny Kentopp stopped by District 1 fire station to present the donation to Fire Chief Perry Guido, Battalion Chief Joe Gibilisco and other firefighters.


Bradenton, Florida - January 2023

When Hurricane Ian came to town on September 28, 2022, Eagle Village suffered extensive damage. Most of the retired Eagle residents were without power for a full week. First to respond with aid was Bradenton Aerie #3171 and the Eagle Riders of #3171. The Riders donated $500 and the Aerie matched their donation, giving $500 plus donating food and supplies. Eagle Village Council members Tom Hejra and Sally Whipple presented certificates of appreciation from the Village residents to Aerie President Ed Rayburn and Eagle Riders President Rick Killion.