4 September Anchorage, Alaska - May 2019 September 4, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Alaska 0 • #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. • Auxiliary #4207 made a $2,000 donation to LoraAnn Payne, the Chief Financial Officer for the Midtown Anchorage YMCA. • Auxiliary #4207 made a $2,000 donation to Dollars for Dogs, which is a non-profit organization that fully supports the Anchorage Police Department’s K-9 Unit. • Anchorage #4207 gave a $2,000 check to the Navy JROTC Unit of Robert Service High School; the money will be used for the students. • Anchorage #4207 made a $2,000 donation to Kid’s Kitchen, which is a small nonprofit that provides meals for children at the Fairview Recreation Center. Each weeknight, 50 to 100 youngsters sit down for a healthy meal cooked by Elgin Jones, who lived off Social Security and took no salary from his nonprofit. "I don't force kids to eat vegetables; I persuade them," said Jones, who has served up almost 2 million meals so far. "I make tuna casserole with peas so good they forget the peas are in there!" Sadly on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, the Anchorage community lost a one of a kind when Elgin Richard Jones, 79 passed away. Mr. Elgin invested the last 23 years of his life to, "feed the children" - and not just any children, some of the poorest children of Anchorage. He served free, healthy, hot meals to children - quite a feat for a man who had lost his sight and had limited mobility. Aerie #4207 has had many fund raisers for the Kids Kitchen over the years and will continue to do so. • Auxiliary #4207 donated $3,000 to the Blood Bank of Alaska has a donor testing project. The project is raising funds for equipment to test blood drawn in Alaska. Currently all blood is sent to a facility in the lower 48 states, and the new equipment will not only save time and money but will make Alaska less dependent on transportation of blood samples. • President of Anchorage Women’s Club received a $2,000 check from Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 on February 7, 2019. The Anchorage Women’s Club will use the funds to help repair the steps leading to the 3rd floor after the November 30th earthquake. Related Articles Anchorage, Alaska - August 2019 Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 provided Anchorage Search Team with a check for $2,000. They discovered this group (AST) when their Aerie brother Herb Spencer, who suffers from Dementia, went for a daily walk but did not return home. They searched the Anchorage area tirelessly, contacting individuals along trails, placing flyers around town. Herb was found 5 days later; cold, wet and tired. When #4207’s Auxiliary Sister Marsha Lawton inquired with AST as to what the Auxiliary could do for them, their only request was to pay their annual insurance premium. The Anchorage Search Team is a volunteer search and rescue team located in Anchorage, Alaska. The team is committed to year round searches, day or night, for all citizens in Anchorage and statewide. All equipment, training/certifications expenses and costs are solely paid by dedicated team members and donations (no government funding is provided). Kasilof, Alaska - April 2019 Every year the Kasilof Aerie #4317 supports the Way-Out-Women (WOW) cancer fund. They were able to raise $4,000 of combined donations through art, crafts, and more for a silent auction, and organized a fundraising dinner. The WOW cancer run is a yearly event where women snow-machine enthusiasts wear costumes and complete a 50-mile ride through the Caribou Hills. All the money directly benefits cancer patients in the local community. Valdez, Alaska - October 2019 Valdez Ladies Auxiliary 1971 Madam President Sheila Jordan, Trustee Chair Alicia Brown and Madam Secretary Carole Derifield presented the Herman Hutchins Elementary School Principal Jayson Webber, teachers and staff, $1,000 for each grade K through 5th, and gave the VCS Pre-school $500. The Auxiliary also presented the Gilson Middle School Principal Rod Morrison $1,000 each for grades 6th through 8th for a total of $9,500 donated to be used for scholarships. Anchorage, Alaska - August 2018 Anchorage Aerie #4207 presented a $5,694 check to Kids Kitchen, a local meal program in the Fairview Community. Contributions were collected for Past State Madam President Laura Rhode’s charity project during her tenure from 2016-2017. Kids Kitchen has been providing one million meals to children since 1996. Anchorage, Alaska - March 2020 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. 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. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.