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Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Frederick, Maryland - February 2018

Frederick, Maryland - February 2018

Frederick Aerie #1067 held their annual membership Christmas Party, asking all attendees to make a donation of $5 to benefit a local charity, the Heartly House. Members were also asked to donate a wrapped gift to be auctioned off during the party, also benefiting Heartly House. Thanks to these efforts and a 50/50, $918 dollars were collected. The Aerie approved to add $82 to the money, making a total donation of $1,000 for Heartly House, which provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault and child abuse. Pictured, Jr Past Worthy President Larry Keyser, Heartly House representative Mark Trager and Aerie Treasurer Treena Bell.

Lebanon, Ohio - February 2018

Lebanon, Ohio - February 2018

Lebanon Eagle Riders #1395 delivered gift bags and Christmas wishes to the residents of Lebanon Care on December 17. The Lebanon Eagle Riders, founded in 2008, have always selected a family at Christmas and donated gifts. This year, they wanted to give back to the 67 residents at Lebanon Care. Working with the staff, they provided them with gift bags including sweatshirts, socks, shampoos, lotion, after shave, chap stick, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, puzzle books and other items for the 67 residents. We passed out the gift bags while wishing them a Merry Christmas.

Covington, Ohio - February 2018

Covington, Ohio - February 2018

Covington Eagles #3998, in conjunction with the Fields of Grace Church hosted the 7th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, feeding 1,113 people. Through the hard work of the Eagles members in Covington, they were able to donate $3,500 toward the cost of the dinners. The Aerie in Covington supports the villages of Covington, Bradford and Pleasant Hill and over the past five years, has donated more than $500,000 to fire/rescue, schools, libraries, police, county sheriff’s, local community chest and more as needed. They also donate their hall for community projects, health fairs, memorial services, church services and more.

Merrill, Wisconsin - February 2018

Merrill, Wisconsin - February 2018

Merrill Eagles #584 recently presented a series of eight donations to local groups with money raised from the annual Boomer Memorial Raffle and grants from the FOE Charity Foundation. These donations include:

  • $500 to Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Pictured, l to r, Honor Flight rep Mike Thompson, Boomer Memorial Raffle Chairman Bryan Plautz and Honor Flight rep Jim Campbell.
  • $750 to Little Lakes Memories
  • $500 to Food For Kids
  • $500 to Quilts of Valor
  • $500 to Lincoln County Respite Program
  • $231 and 74 pounds of food items to Merrill Food Pantry, collected during the annual Joint Christmas Party
  • $1,000 grant to Merrill Community Enrichment Center
  • $1,000 grant to T.B. Scott Library
Cresaptown, Maryland - February 2018

Cresaptown, Maryland - February 2018

Cresaptown #2883 recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Interfaith Food Pantry. The money was raised through the members’ participation in the Auxiliary Christmas Auction and the annual Christmas Dinner. Standing are Aerie Vice President Steve Robinette, Auxiliary Chaplain Carolyn Helmstetter, Auxiliary Secretary Maryon Phillips, IFP Volunteer Coordinator Twila Stewart, Aerie Chaplain Todd Sloane, Auxiliary Trustee Pam Guthrie, Auxiliary Past Madam President Shirley Kane, Aerie Trustee Jeff Hare, IFP Secretary Joyce White, IFP Volunteer Dave White, Seated are Aerie President Tony Muir, Auxiliary President Kathy Hare, IFP Treasurer John Minnich, IFP Manager Bill Stewart. Missing from the picture was Jr. Past Madam President Cathy McKenzie, who was the Auctioneer.

Texas - January 2018

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!

Youngstown, Ohio - January 2018

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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