1 February Bellevue, Nebraska - January 2021 February 1, 2021 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Nebraska 0 The Eagles of Bellevue #3912 held their annual Angel Tree for Christmas in 2020. This year’s theme was “Back The Blue.” The Bellevue Eagles have always been supporters of their local first responders, who often work nights, weekends and holidays to protect the community. Money and gift cards were donated and were put into gift bags along with snacks donated by Marathon Ventures and a Christmas Card or Thank You Card. Enough was collected so that each of the street officers (more than 90) received a gift bag. Ralston Purina also provided gift bags for the K-9 officers. Pictured are Auxiliary President Lisa Smith, Auxiliary Chaplain April Frazier, Auxiliary Treasurer Donna Billington, Auxiliary Conductor Jennifer Kentopp and Sgt. Brown of the Bellevue Police Department. From the January 2021 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Bellevue, Nebraska - January 2023 Last year, Bellevue Eagles #3912 made a donation of $2,700 to the Bellevue Fire Department to outfit the entire department with Fire Hoods, which are worn by every firefighter when called to the scene of a fire, underneath their helmet to protect the head, ears and neck from burns and blocking cancer carcinogens from passing through to the firefighters’ bodies. Bellevue raised of the money, with the Grand Aerie matching dollar for dollar. Past Madam President April Frazier, Past Madam President Sue Winter and Madam Vice President Jenny Kentopp stopped by District 1 fire station to present the donation to Fire Chief Perry Guido, Battalion Chief Joe Gibilisco and other firefighters. Blairsville, PA - January 2021 Auxiliary President Marlene Kerley of Blairsville #1488 chose the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) as her charity last year. CORE’s mission is to encourage people to donate organs and tissue for transplants in order to save and improve lives. CORE held special meaning for Marlene as she donated one of her kidneys to her sister, Bonnie Confer, in 1999 and also has a brother, Bill Hebenthal, who received a liver transplant in 2003. A Garden of Life Party was held last year with activities including a dinner, raffle of six large donated items, 50/50 drawings, over 80 donated raffle baskets and more. Columbus, Nebraska - January 2017 This year, the Auxiliary of Columbus #1834 voted to make the Inclusive Playground their special project. For more than three years, Jeri Furby has served as the Auxiliary’s Jimmy Durante Children’s Fund chairman and has been raising money for the project. During a recent meeting, the Auxiliary discussed the option of making this their local project for the year. With the help of the Auxiliary’s bingo event, Karen Penington, Bingo Chairman, recommended a $1,000 donation. The vote was unanimous. Teachers and Para’s led by Megan Johnson, an Autism teacher at Lost Creek School, started working on this dream to build an inclusive play environment that would serve the physical, social, sensory, cognitive and emotional needs of all children in the community, regardless of disability. After lots of work, the dream is becoming a reality. A place where children with special needs can spin, swing, slide and roll alongside their friends – a place where they are not defined by their disability but by the joy, laughter and play of childhood. It will be housed at Lost Creek Elementary. 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. 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. 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. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.