14 April Anchorage, Alaska - March 2020 April 14, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Alaska 0 During a mid-winter conference, Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 presented a $5,000 grant to the Anchorage Search Team (AST) from the Alzheimer's & Neurological Charity Foundation. The Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 was first introduced to AST when a member who has dementia went missing. During the search for this individual, #4207 were informed that AST is made up of volunteers and survives solely on donations. The Downtown Soup Kitchen/Hope Center (DSK Hope Center) provides meals, shelter, laundry services, and vocational training to homeless and low-income individuals in Anchorage, AK. They rely on private donations of food and money to meet the needs their guests. At the DSK Hope Center, their mission is to provide a hand up and out of homelessness. Feed Me Hope Bakery, Culinary School, and future Food Truck help their guests gain the skills they need to transform their lives. The Anchorage Aerie Auxiliary #4207 helped their Bakery and Culinary School with a $2,500 donation to buy new commercial ovens. From the March 2020 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Kasilof, Alaska - March 2020 Kasilof Eagles #4317 held a fundraiser for the Way-Out-Women Cancer Fund Run and was able to donate $4,057 to the cause. To raise the money, the Aerie and Auxiliary had food, a silent auction, split the pot and live music. For the WOW event, a team of women snowmobile riders logged 57+ miles in the hills to help those who suffer from cancer. Kenai Auxiliary #3525, contributed to the total by giving an additional $2,000 to the cause. Anchorage, Alaska - August 2020 Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 member Dina Niver was recently surprised with a plaque commemorating her induction in the Grand Auxiliary Hall of Fame. Dina served as Alaska State Madam President for the 2009-10 fraternal year and served as Pacific Northwest Regional Madam President in 2017-18. Anchorage, Alaska - September 2020 Anchorage Eagles #4207 presented a $5,000 check to the Blood Bank of Alaska. They are the only blood bank in Alaska and they have to send samples of blood to the lower 48 states to be tested before it can be used. The money will be used to equip the lab to test blood locally. Anchorage Eagles #4207 made a $5,000 donation to the Alaska Injury Prevention Center. This grant will fund four educational presentations of CarFit to Alaskans over the age of 55. Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of serious injury to this age group and this grant will provide adaptive devices and a check of how well their personal vehicle "fits" them. Kasilof, Alaska - March 2018 Six members of Kasilof Aerie #4317 and Denali, a black lab, participated in the annual Way Out Women (WOW) Snow Machine Run for Cancer in honor of their member Dwayne Whiteley, and previous members Betsy Hester and Laura Harmon, who both lost their battle to cancer. Whiteley was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and the Aerie’s have shown their love and support by helping with medical expenses and his bucket list. This year the race’s them was revolved around Patriotism and the participating members dressed up as Samantha, the Statue of Liberty, the Flag of the United States, a Firecracker and a $100.00 bill. During the race, the Aerie raised more than $2,500 and has collectively raised over $40,000 for the WOW event. 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. Kasilof, Alaska - March 2017 Kasilof, Alaska, Eagles #4317 may not have the most members or the largest Aerie in the nation, but it has one of the biggest hearts. The community spirit and generosity of its members can’t be beaten, which is reflected, year in and year out, in its history of helping those in need. Through donations and community outreach, this little Aerie has touched the lives of neighbors who have been victims of misfortune. During this time of the season, one of the ways they touch lives is by sponsoring a WOW team for the Way Out Woman ride. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.