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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Spring Hill, Florida - March 2017

On March 10, Spring Hill #4208 Eagle Riders members Diane Irwin, Barbara Cyr and Annie Krysheski presented a check for $2,000 from the 3rd Annual Terry Irwin Run held Jan. 21, to the Fisher House, associated with the James A. Haley Hospital in Tampa.

The following day, Aerie and Auxiliary members joined the more than 1,000 people who took part in the Hunger Walk. Spring Hill members walked and raised $417 dollars for the walk, which generated more than $75,000 total to help fight hunger in Pasco County by providing Pack-A-Sack food for kids and hot meals from Metropolitan Ministries.  Pictured, l to r, are Spring Hill members Ann Krysheski, Diane Irwin, Beth Bendl and Bobby Frank.

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Kasilof, Alaska - March 2017

Kasilof, Alaska, Eagles #4317 may not have the most members or the largest Aerie in the nation, but it has one of the biggest hearts. The community spirit and generosity of its members can’t be beaten, which is reflected, year in and year out, in its history of helping those in need. Through donations and community outreach, this little Aerie has touched the lives of neighbors who have been victims of misfortune. During this time of the season, one of the ways they touch lives is by sponsoring a WOW team for the Way Out Woman ride.

Altadena, California - March 2017

Altadena Eagles #719 recently welcomed Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan for a special visit. Altadena held a Meet & Greet cocktail hour with members from Aerie #719, members from other California District 20 Aeries, State Aerie Officers and more. Following the dinner, Worthy President Jim Shirley presented a check for $250 for Jerry’s charity, Lupus Research. They also presented Jerry with a special Eagles fez.

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Fruitport, Michigan - March 2017

Fruitport #3666 Auxiliary President Barbara McGruther works tirelessly to raise money for charity and is always open to lending a hand. Last November, Barb asked if she could raffle a homemade quilt, made by Joyce Miller of the local Legion Post, to raise money for the American Veterans Association. Barb challenged herself to raise $500, increasing her goal each time she met it. At the time of the drawing, Barb had raised a total of $1,050 and she presented the check to local Director Dave Eling on Jan. 27. The money is being placed in the emergency fund to help Veterans with their immediate goals.

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Maryland - March 2017

2015-2016 State Madam President Diana Booth of Frederick #1067 toured Maryland during her year to raise money for Family, Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.), collecting more than $26,000. The check was recently presented to the organization which provides support, resources and programs for people with Down syndrome. Pictured, l to r, are F.R.I.E.N.D.S. President Evan Routzahn, self-advocate Noah Weikert, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Treasurer Denny Weikert and Diana Booth.