People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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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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Spring Hill, Florida - November 2017

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Spring Hill #4208 recently donated $1,400 to the Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation for Muscular Dystrophy. Pictured, l to r, are Executive Director of MD Jan Berry, Marlene Gordon, Gail Vienhage, Ana Mahar, Barbara Cole, Barbara Fitzpatrick. Back row, l to r, Ann Krysheski, Barbara Danciak, Tammi Howlett and Dawn Hartz.

Spring Hill Auxiliary also donated $300 to One Community Now, Inc., for their Pack-A-Sack Program. Pictured, l to r, front row, Pat Schell of Pack-A-Sack, Marlene Gordon, Ana Mahar, Barbara Fitzpatrick and Rick Schell of Pack-A-Sack. Back row, Ann Krysheski, Diane Irwin, Tammi Howlett and Linda Erb.

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South Central Regional - November 2017

During the annual South Central Regional Conference this fall, Regional Charity Directors presented checks for the money raised by them as directors including:

  • $3,720 for the FOE Diabetes Research Center
  • $1,414 for the Vicki Welch Ovarian Cancer Fund
  • $150 for the Art Ehrmann Cancer Fund
  • $370 for the D.D. Dunlap Kidney Fund
  • $510 for the GMP’s Charity, Tri-State Honor Flight
  • $150 for the Golden Eagle, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Funds
  • $140 for the Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund
  • $370 for the Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund
  • $201 for the Max Baer Heart Fund
  • $366 for the Memorial Foundation
  • $648 for the Robert Hansen Diabetes Fund

The Region also presented grants for $5,000 from the Grand Aerie and the Kansas Past State Presidents.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - November 2017

Coeur d’Alene Eagles #576 made a $7,500 donation to the K-27 Memorial Fund, presenting the check to Mayor Steve Widmyer and Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White. The funds will be used to help construct a Thin Blue Line Memorial River in McEuen Park in honor of Sergeant Greg Moore, who passed away in May 2015. The river will include three waterfalls – “Respect,” “Honor,” and “Remember” – as well as 18 benches for people to relax and reflect on all of our men and women in blue who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Livermore, California - November 2017

In September, Livermore Aerie #609 held a fundraiser in the name of longtime member Bruce Orcutt, who had recently passed away. They raised more than $2,100 for the “Reins In Motion” organization, which is an equine therapy center for children and returning veterans who have trouble overcoming disabilities. They plan to make this fundraiser an annual event.

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Rockland, Massachusetts - October 2017

Rockland Eagles #841 recently welcomed former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi for a special presentation. The Eagles presented Andruzzi with a check for $10,000 to benefit the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which provides financial assistance to patients and families battling cancer, allowing them to focus on recovery instead of bills. The foundation also funds research at Boston Children’s Hospital. Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2007, ending his football career. In 2008, they created the foundation to give back to those facing similar battles. Pictured, l to r, are Steve Maroney, Past Worthy President Mark Mahoney, Joe Andruzzi and Worthy President Paul Emery.

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Campbell River, British Columbia - October 2017

Members of the Campbell River Fraternal Order of Eagles were joined by Provincial Madam President Klara Shurbert on October 3 to present a check for $10,000 to the Campbell River Food Bank. “We are thrilled with the end result of all of our hard work and that so many members of our community supported our fundraising efforts,” said chairperson Marlene Jordan. “The majority of all funds were raised by numerous jam and bake sales over the last few months, and every dollar added up. Our goal was to raise as much money as we could to support some of our most vulnerable community members,” said Jordan. Pictured, l to r, Provincial Madam President Klara Schurbert, Aerie President Hector Dubois, Provincial Officer Marilyn Lewis, LA President Jackie Collis, Chairperson Marlene Jordan, Campbell River Food Bank Manager Debbie Willis and Worthy Provincial President Renee Paquette.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - October 2017

In Spring of 1942, Raymond Johnson began his journey as a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. On Sept. 19, the Eagles honored him for 75 consecutive years of membership. Current Worthy President of Coeur d’Alene #486 presented him with a plaque and a specially made pin. He and his wife currently live in a senior facility in Coeur d’Alene but they try to enjoy the Thursday burger nights when possible. Johnson’s history with the FOE was featured in an article by the Coeur d’Alene Press.