People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Richmond, Virginia - Sept. 2017

Virginia Lakeside Eagles #4211 held a series of fundraisers earlier this year. On May 20,they held a member bingo fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Richmond, raising $180. On June 17th, another member bingo fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Villa raised $166. Lastly, a Cookout, Music and Karaoke Fundraiser for Bobby Martin, a member who recently underwent a heart transplant, raised $660.

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Inverness, Florida - September 2017

Citrus #3992 recently partnered with Eugene Quinn VFW Post #4337 to assist deserving Vietnam veteran Bob Calabreese with a new water well. The two organizations were instrumental in raising the necessary funds for the project. They would like to thank Langley Well and Pump for their assistance.  Pictured, l to r, front row: Madam President Karen McDaniel, VFW Auxiliary President Theresa Fortin, Aerie President Roger Langley and VFW Junior Vice Commander Carl Cyr; back row: Bryan McKee, Langley Well and Pump’s James Edwards, VFW Honor Guard member Randolph Bellamy and Langley Well and Pump’s Jeremy Wall.

Phoenix, Arizona - Sept. 2017

Vickie Jo Scott of Sunnyslope Auxiliary #2957 in Phoenix has worked with the students at Granville Elementary in Prescott Valley, Ariz., the past two years where her grandchildren attended school to enter the Eagles’ Children’s Art Contest. This year, there were two third place winners from the school. Ethan Hunt, Grade 3, and Lexington Nilson, Grade 4, both received a $75 prize. The students were recognized at a Spirit and Pride assembly.

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Edgewater, Florida - Sept. 2017

New Smyrna-Edgewater Eagles #4242 recently donated $1,000 to the Volusia County Humane Society. Pictured, l to r, Conductor Kath Ferguson, Humane Society President Lori Morgan and President Paul Clarey. They also donated $2,000 to Florida Memorial Hospital NSB for Parkinson’s Outpatient Rehab. Pictured are Ferguson, Parkinson’s Outpatient Program Director of Marketing Marlene Thomas and Clarey.

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Cle Elum, Washington - Sept. 2017

Harry Nelson, a member of the popular local band The Willies, was injured in a motorcycle accident, undergoing long-term therapy and facing extensive medical bills. Cle Elum Eagles #649 answered the call to help, holding a HarryStock event on June 3 to help raise funds to offset Nelson’s bills. The street in front of the club was closed down and featured a beer garden, bands and raffles all to help Harry. The event raised more than $30,000 to help Harry in his recovery.

Croswell, Michigan - Sept. 2017

Croswell-Lexington Eagles #4465 have been hard at work for the last year, raising countless funds to benefit the community. Members made a substantial donation to the Croswell Food Truck Ministry, helping provide $125 in food to each of 184 families to feed a total of 758 individuals in need. They also donated $550 to the Moving Wall project to help bring the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall to Sandusky, Ohio. Lastly, they gave $500 to Cub Scout Pack #322 to help buy tents and camping gear.

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Inverness, Florida - Sept. 2017

Citrus Eagles #3992 recently awarded their first annual scholarship to Citrus High senior Miranda Scott. The following criteria were used to determine the first recipient:

1. Student need not be one of 4.0 grade average but one who applies himself/ herself diligently at all times.

2. In the interest of our motto, “ people helping people”, the student need be one who never disrupts the classroom, who never engages in bullying practices but may even be one who champions the bullied. A student who volunteers should be a serious candidate.

3. A student who’s attendance is sterling with no unexcused absences.

4. A student who never shows disrespect in any way to our country, I.E. The National Anthem, our flag, our military , first responders and/or law enforcement officials.

5. A student who never shows disrespect toward his/ her teachers.

6. All things being equal, a student coming from a less than affluent family who may genuinely need financial help to move to the next level of education.

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Illinois - September 2017

Blue Island Auxiliary #1332 member Janice Soria was inducted into the Illinois State Auxiliary Hall of Fame during the State Convention on June 13. Janice routinely goes above and beyond to serve the Illinois State Eagles and the sisters of Illinois were proud to bestow this prestigious honor upon her for her efforts.