People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

North Mason, Washington - August 2022

North Mason Eagles #4226 donated a check for $2,000 on May 25 to North Mason Band Boosters to support students at Belfair Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary, Hawkins Middle School and North Mason High School. Thanks to the help of the bingo ladies, kitchen staff and bingo followers, more than $26,000 has been donated to local groups in Belfair and Mason County since its onset.

Seattle, Washington - April 2020

Since mid-March, every single evening, the West Seattle Eagles #2643 have handed out free dinners at their Alaska Junction location- with everyone welcome, regardless of their situation. Dinner service starts at 5:30pm every night and ends when they're sold out. Most nights, the Eagles serve anywhere from 100 to 150 to-go meals. Photo Credit: K5 News


Freeland, Washington - April 2020

Whidbey Island Eagles #3418 held their annual tradition of distributing funds to a variety of South Whidbey Island local charities on February 15, 2020. A total of $20,600 was distributed to WAIF, Friends of the Freeland library, Friends of Friends Medical Support, S.W. Fire & Rescue, Enso House, Whidbey Island Nourishes, S.W. Homeless Coalition, Readiness to Learn, HUB Youth Center, Good Cheer Food Bank, and Hearts & Hammers.

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Seattle, Washington - July 2019

Henning Ross and Jean Lenox have been long-standing members of Seattle Aerie #1 for decades. Henning is 98 years old and has been a member for 70 years, joining in 1941. Jean turns 91 in August and has been a member for 50 years; she joined the North Seattle Auxiliary in 1961 with Henning’s wife Helen. They volunteered many hours at their Aeries and always enjoyed the Eagle Conventions, Eagle Valley and other clubs where they met many wonderful people along the way and made lifelong friends. Henning and Jean remain friends and keep tabs on each other.
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Port Orchard, Washington - April 2018

Zachary Darner’s little brother got sick as a baby. Wanting children to feel safe in the hospital during Christmas, he decided to start a toy drive. In 2016 Darner ended up distributing 259 toys out of his 50 toy goal. Wanting to continue the tradition, Darner held the toy drive again this year and Port Orchard Aerie #2338 donated 1,500 toys for the cause. The 1,500 toys were part of a large donation the Eagles received four years ago that were not yet been distributed. In addition to the generous toy donation, past President Tom Riedel commended Zachary for his work and made him an honorary Eagle.

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Gig Harbor, Washington - April 2018

Gig Harbor Aerie #2809 celebrated its 70 anniversary where they honored fellow member Eric Asplund. Asplund, 93, has served at his aerie since its installation and is the only living charter member.

(Pictured: The four generations of the Aspland Family, who are all members of the Gig Harbor Aerie – Eric, Harry, Hason, Trisen, Eric’s wife Betty, State President Mike O Conner, Jan O Conner, and Grand Madam President Helen Poehner)