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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

York, Nebraska - March 2020

York Auxiliary #3990 presented a $605.33 check to TeamMates Mentoring Program member's Ron Haarmann, Rochelle Geiger, Deanne Erickson and Teresa Willcock. TeamMates’s mission is to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. They also donated $478.99 to Maggie Troester on behalf of Pride Pack, which is an organization that believes that no child should be without proper nourishment. The Auxiliary raised the money by hosting a hamburger night, which was chaired by member Paula Volker.

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Fremont, Nebraska - December 2019

Fremont Auxiliary #200 collected school supplies to donate to children and teachers in need. Items donated included paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, colors, colored pencils, Kleenex, protractors, and more. This was the first time the Auxiliary has decided to do that after former #200 Trustee Beverley Mielke suggested this project. The Auxiliary plans to do this every August going forward, to support the different elementary schools in their area.

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Bellevue, Nebraska - April 2019

When devastating floods hit Nebraska, Bellevue Eagles #3912 hosted a free dinner for the victims of the flood, first responders, and volunteers, and was able to serve close to 300 individuals. Also, they were able to raise more than $1,000 in one day to help support the flood victims by collecting generous donations from local businesses, community members, and Eagle members. More than 300 homes in Bellevue alone were deemed uninhabitable after the floods, and #3912 plans on hosting a future benefit to help with recovery efforts.

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Bellevue, Nebraska - November 2018

Bellevue Aerie and Auxiliary #3912 held a reception recognizing their charter members. Following a welcome from Aerie President Dave Hodges and Madam Vice President Amee VanVoorhis, a blessing was given, refreshments and light snacks were served. Each Charter Member in attendance received a charter member pin for their years of dedication and continued membership.
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Alliance, Nebraska - May 2018

During a dinner honoring Nebraska State Madam President Nadean Rhodes, Alliance Eagles #136 donated $2,575 that will be split between the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Autism Outreach Clinics. An additional $680 was raised during #136’s casino night, which will also go to the cancer center and clinic.

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North Platte, Nebraska - March 2018

North Platte Aerie #2839 has donated $1,000 to the North Platte Area Ready to Serve Volunteer Program to help offset the cost of books. Now in its tenth year, the books purchased are distributed to the North Platte public preschools and elementary schools, McDaid, Head Start and Our Redeemer Lutheran School each year. All students will receive two age-appropriate books.

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York, Nebraska - October 2017

York Eagles #3990 presented a check for $5,000 to Chris Blanke of Four Corners Health Department. The FCHD serves Butler, Polk, Seward and York Counties and hosts the research directory used by the four counties. The intent of this online resource directory is to help those battling diabetes or other diseases to find resources and service providers in the area. The grant will support educational materials and supplies for the newly created Diabetes Referral Network – a healthcare access task group, working under the umbrella of the York County Health Coalition. Presenting the check are: front row – Sheila Kulhanek, Claudia Braden, Secretary Liz Scott, Chris Blanke, President Paula Volker, Mary Melby, Ruth McIlravy, Tami Norquest and Brenda Johnson.  Back row – Pat Huffman, Jenny Gibbs and Delores Pflueger.