People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.


Chattanooga, Tennessee - January 2021

Scenic City Auxiliary #945 in Chattanooga, Tenn., presented a $1,200 grant from the Fraternal Order of Eagles H.O.M.E. Fund to CHI Memorial Hospital's Cancer Support Center. The funds were raised during a special Halloween Dance as part of the "Boo! Scare Cancer Away" campaign. Pictured, l to r, Past State and Regional Madam President Sandi Bradshaw, Tennessee State Vice President Geraldine Tickle, Cancer Support Center Social Worker Rhonda Edwards and Tennessee State President-Elect Mary Slater.


Roseau, Minnesota - January 2021

For many years, Roseau Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary #3882 has served an annual Christmas Day Dinner they call “Do Not Spend Christmas Day Alone.” Typically, they prepare the meal as a sit-down dinner, but changed the service to carryout in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. In under two hours, they served 120 take out meals consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, cranberries, meatballs, lefse and a pumpkin roll. All items were donated. The meals were free, however some donated money which was given to Minnesota State Auxiliary President Marlene Hanson’s charity Make-A-Wish of Minnesota. Pictured are members of Roseau’s Aerie and Auxiliary and District 2 Secretary/State Chauffeur Dale Hanson.


Blairsville, Pennsylvania - January 2021

Blairsville Aerie #1488 Eagle Riders held a benefit ride for Juvenile Diabetes. Between the Riders and the Aerie, a total of $5,000 was raised. The Aerie applied for a matching grant from the F.O.E. Charity Foundation and presented a total grand to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for $10,000. Pictured, l to r, back row, Aerie Vice President Dave Marsh and Trustee Jim Alexander; front row, Trustee Dick Saliga, Foundation Operations Manager Richard Barrows, Eagle Rider President John Clark, Aerie Conductor Chris Elliott and Aerie Chaplain Ted Kepple.


Hallock, Minnesota - January 2021

The Eagles of Hallock #2617 recently presented a grant from the F.O.E. Charity Foundation Cancer Fund for $1,000 to the Hospice of Kittson County. They also donated $500 to the Salvation Army and $150 to the Hallock Senior Nutrition Council. Pictured, l to r, Hallock Secretary Daniel “Woody” Woodard and Tersa Clay of the Hospice of Kittson County.


Middleburg, Florida - December 2020

The Orange Park Aerie #4365 recently donated $750 to the Special Olympics Clay Rebels Cheerleaders. This Cheerleading Squad supports the Special Olympics and provides a great sense of sportsmanship to its members, athletes and the community. With COVID-19, the Squad has had difficulty raising funds to purchase necessary equipment. Aerie #4365 was honored to help these athletes obtain what was required. Best of all, the funds helped them attend a recent competition where they won 1st place and now have the opportunity to attend their national competition.