7 February Bellevue, Nebraska - January 2023 February 7, 2023 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Nebraska 0 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. From the January 2023 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Bellevue, Nebraska - January 2021 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. 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. Jamestown, North Dakota - January 2023 James River Eagles Aerie #2337 recently presented a check for $20,000 to the Jamestown Rural Fire Department for the purchase of a new pumper truck. Hudson, Florida - January 2023 Hudson Eagles #3997 recently presented a check for $7,600 to Lindsey Oliver of the National Pediatric Center. Pictured, l to r, member Caren Klenert, Worthy President Anthony Prezioso, Madam President Lynnell Delury, Trustee Pam Baione and Oliver. Lake Havasu City, Arizona - January 2023 Lake Havasu City Eagles #4299 presented representatives from the DES (Department of Economic Security) with a check for $12,000 to assist Lake Havasu City families with gift cards for Christmas. They also donated more than 70 gifts to Haven House for area children. Bradenton, Florida - January 2023 When Hurricane Ian came to town on September 28, 2022, Eagle Village suffered extensive damage. Most of the retired Eagle residents were without power for a full week. First to respond with aid was Bradenton Aerie #3171 and the Eagle Riders of #3171. The Riders donated $500 and the Aerie matched their donation, giving $500 plus donating food and supplies. Eagle Village Council members Tom Hejra and Sally Whipple presented certificates of appreciation from the Village residents to Aerie President Ed Rayburn and Eagle Riders President Rick Killion. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.