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Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Hammond, Indiana - January 2018

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.

Tarentum, Pennsylvania - January 2018

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.

Bacliff, Texas - January 2018

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.

Evansville, Indiana - November 2017

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.

Crater Lake, Oregon - November 2017

Crater Lake, Oregon - November 2017

Oregon Junior Past State President and Crater Lake Aerie #2093 Secretary John King presented checks for $500 from the Aerie and $1,664 from the Past Presidents’ Club to the Committee on Memorials and Remembrance, represented by Steve Bates and Oregon State Conductor Steve Wiley. This was to honor Gold Star Families who lost two sons in the Vietnam War. The presentation was held at the Eagles in Medford, honoring the Rowden Family. Signs will be placed on Highway 238 near the boyhood home of the Rowden boys, James and John. The Committee of Memorials and Remembrance established a goal to honor these families for their extreme sacrifice and loss. This money was raised by the Aerie, Auxiliary and Past Presidents’ Club of Crater Lake #2093.

Ormond Beach, Florida - November 2017

Ormond Beach, Florida - November 2017

Ormond By The Sea #4435 recently held a breast cancer fundraiser, collecting $4,505 for the Florida Imaging Center. Each year, during the month of October, Chairperson Lynn Haus and her committee, with the help of the Auxiliary, come together to raise funds for people who cannot afford mammograms. This year, they broke their record and surpassed their set goal. Pictured, l to r, Michelle Parrish, Sherri Flynn, Florida Imaging Center Operations Manager Carol Rumer, Committee Chair Lynn Haus, Past Madam President Donna Williamson and Madam President Joyce Juliano.

Petersburg, Virginia - November 2017

Petersburg, Virginia - November 2017

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Petersburg #882 delivered 55 “Blessing Bags” to Pathways, which is an area organization sponsored by local churches to help those in need. Pictured, l to r, are Madam President Lesta Lane, the fine men from Pathways who helped feed the needy for Thanksgiving, Past Madam President & Secretary Pat Rose and her two granddaughters and future Auxiliary members Taylor and MariBeth. It was a rewarding day for the volunteers who could feel the energy and faithfulness of “People Helping People” in their efforts as a part of the week of Movement to End Hunger and Homelessness.

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