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. 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. Lehigh Acres, Florida - March 2019 Lehigh Acres Eagles #3938 donated over 700lbs. of food that was collected during the Celebration of Life for Marjorie Wallace. The donations were split between the Lehigh Community Services and the Faith Lutheran Church. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania - March 2019 Captain Dan Johnson of the Salvation Army accepted a $5,000 donation from the Lock Haven Aerie #4298. Presenters are Eagle Officers and Trustees Ron Bowes, JoAnn Bowes, George Stefanski, Kasey Campbell, Maud Peck, Todd Kreidler and Ken Wert. Silver Springs, Florida - March 2019 Ocala Forest Eagles #4216 held their 6th Annual State Presidents 5K Charity Walk to raise money for their State Presidents charities. To help raise more money, the members organized a group of volunteers to get sponsors for the T-shirts by approaching local businesses, and also got over 100 different items like gift cards and t-shirts to raffle off. From membership across the state of Florida, #4216 was able to collect over $5,000 in walk sponsorship money. After T-shirt, Raffle, 50/50, Food and T-shirt advertisements sales, they were able to present their State Worthy President Bill Lucik with a check for $4,411.50 for his charity Fairways for Warriors, and State Madam President Melanie Day with a check for $4,411.50 for her charity Florida Hospital for Pompe Disease. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.