People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.


Somerset, Pennsylvania - July 2018

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 presented a $3,000 check to the New Centerville & Rural Volunteer Fire Company. The plan on using the money to place their 1978 brush/utility truck. 

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 donated $1,000 to the Somerfest Classic event. The money will be used to help fund the entertainment for the event. 

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 gave $1,000 to the Somerset County Hazardous Materials Team, and the money will be used to update the response vehicle with L.E.D. emergency lighting. 

- Edgewood Aerie #1801 made a $1,000 donation to the Rockwood Veterans Memorial and Community Park.


Bridgewater, New Jersey - July 2018

Last year on September 22 and 23, Somerset Eagle Riders #2137 hosted their second annual Eagle Riders Jamboree to raise money for Soldiers’ Angels. The two-day event featured a motorcycle ride, field games, homemade food, bonfire, raffles, and more. #2137 was able to raise $20,000 during that weekend. Multiple Eagle Riders from various Aeries helped coordinate with the event as well; including Rensselaer #4446, Middletown #544, Sleepy Hollow #1042, Norwalk #588, and Plymouth #546. Soldiers’ Angels is a non-profit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. #2137 plans on hosting this annual event again on September 21-22, 2018.


Cresaptown, Maryland - July 2018

- For her 2017-2018 charity project, Madam President Kathy Hare of Cresaptown Auxiliary #2883 presented a $10,000 check to the Kenny Alkire Family Foundation with the help of the Aerie and Auxiliary. In memory of Kenny Alkire, the foundation will use the money to serve children and young adults who are affected by cancer. 

- Cresaptown Auxiliary #2883 donated $3,715 to the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Associate. The Auxiliary raised the money by hosting a fundraiser that included a vendor show, ham dinner, bake sale, and a Chinese auction. 

- Cresaptown Auxiliary #2883 made a donation of $2,750 to the Breast Cancer Patients Assistance Fund of the Western Maryland Health System Foundation.


Maryland - July 2018

- Maryland State Aerie and Auxiliary raised over $34,000 for Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter during JPSMP Mary Wilson and JPSWP Tommy Booth’s joint State Presidents Charity for the 2017 – 2018 Fraternal year. 

- 2016-2017 State President Charlie Spiker presented a check for $28,226 to the Western Maryland Health System Foundation. Spiker named the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center as his designated charity. The check represents the fundraising efforts of the Aerie and Auxiliary members of Cresaptown #2883 and Frostburg #1273, and the Maryland State Aerie.

Jefferson City, Missouri - July 2018

Jefferson City Aerie #2693 presented a gift of $4,456 to the Capital Region Medical Foundation. The money will go toward a new linear accelerator in the Goldschmidt Cancer Center. The new accelerator will bring more advanced treatment options to the center’s cancer patients, radiation, and it can customize high-energy X-rays or electrons to conform to a tumor’s shape to destroy cancer cells while sparing surrounding tissue. To date, Aerie #2693 has donated more than $123,000 over the years.

Paducah, Kentucky - July 2018

Paducah Aerie #3135 awarded the Lourdes Foundation with a $5,000 grant. The funds will be used to purchase equipment, supplies and bed linens for hospice patients. “We are so thankful for the donation to assist hospice patients,” says Kay Williams, Lourdes Hospice and Homecare Director. “We are honored to be chosen for this donation in memory of Mrs. Bowler. The generosity of the Fraternal Order of Eagles joins many other generous donors to provide for patients and families in hospice care to achieve their best life possible.”