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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Carbondale, Illinois - May 2019

Illinois State Aerie President Ray Richards, and Carbondale Aerie #2569 presented a $5,000 state charity check to Sam Kuhnert, CEO and co-founder on behalf of the NubAbility® Athletics Foundation at the Southern Zone Conference held at Granite City Aerie #1126. The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation exists to encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic amputees) by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports and is based in DuQuoin, Illinois.

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Russellville, Arkansas - May 2019

On April 14, the family of longtime member Virginia “Ginny” Watson, of Russellville, Ark., Auxiliary #3928, made a donation of $40,000 to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center in Ginny’s honor. Ginny joined the Eagles in 1980 and was member until her passing in 2015. She was a dedicated Eagle and a proud supporter of the DRC’s efforts to find a cure for diabetes. F.O.E. Chairman of the Board of Grand Trustees Tom McGrath was on hand to thank the family and present them with a special plaque commemorating the donation. A similar plaque will be permanently on display inside the DRC to honor Ginny.

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Anchorage, Alaska - May 2019

• #4207 gave a check for $2,271 and a box of winter clothing to the Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission. The AGRM’s motto is “A meal, a bed, a soul well fed,” and they plan on using the money for helping those in need. 

• Marsha Lawton, Auxiliary Treasurer for Aerie #4207, presented a $1,000 check to the Anchorage Police and Fire Chaplains group. 

• Anchorage Aerie and Auxiliary #4207 donated $2,000 to Pamela Meadors, Executive Director of Alaska SPCA, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

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Brunswick, Ohio - May 2019

Brunswick Aerie #3505 hosted a reverse raffle breakfast at the Brunswick Eagles in support of the Brunswick Blue Devil Marching Band’s trip to London. The Brunswick Auxiliary supported the event by donating baskets and made a $1,000 contribution to the cause. A check from the event was presented to the Brunswick Band Parent Organizations in the amount totaling $2,813.

Marceline, Missouri - April 2019

• During the Grand Worthy President’s visit at Knollwood #4010, the Marceline Auxiliary #726 presented a $500 check to Carl Burnett for his Metavivior fundraising project. 

• Marceline Eagles #726 presented a $500 check to the GMP Althea Lane’s charity City of Hope, and an additional $500 to the F.O.E. charity foundation’s cancer fund.