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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Texas - January 2018

2016-17 Texas State Presidents Ron Poling and Rachel Graham were proud to present a check for $50,000 to Dr. Houghton, Director of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Ron and Rachel would like to thank all the Texas State Aerie and Auxiliary members for their hard work raising these funds. Way to go, Texas!

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Youngstown, Ohio - January 2018

On Dec. 20, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Youngstown #213 presented a $1,000 check to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Care Center to help assist those without health insurance in the area. The Auxiliary held a turkey dinner, 50/50 raffle and sold pink ribbons in October to raise funds for the Center. Pictured, l to r, Madam President Cindy Long, Manager of the Abdu Comprehensive Care Center Julie Dulay, Madam Secretary Joanie Mountford.

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Hammond, Indiana - January 2018

Hessville Eagles #3117 has been preparing Christmas baskets for the last 36 years. Every year, they have been able to make a basket for every family name turned in by their members. The names submitted are friends, family or neighbors of current members. This year, 40 family names were submitted. Members donated time and money to prepare the 40 baskets, which were provided to the families for the holidays.

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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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Bacliff, Texas - January 2018

The Auxiliary of Mainland #3199, with the help of the Aerie and Katie’s Bar, were able to donate 40 new bicycles to local children for Christmas. With so many families still recovering from the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, the Eagles’ efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of area youngsters.

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Evansville, Indiana - November 2017

The Ladies’ Auxiliaries of Evansville #427 and River City #4023 joined together for a bake sale event to benefit the Weinhandl family. Two-year-old Carlee battles catastrophic epilepsy and cerebral palsy while her father Josh, is recovering from a devastating motorcycle accident. The all-day event included auctions, food trucks, games, cornhole, raffles and 50/50 drawings with live music and more. The event raised more than $5,500 for the family.