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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida - November 2018

Panhandle Aerie #4045 stepped up to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. Through donations, and help from others, they were able to donate pallets of water, and approximately 5,000 lbs. of supplies. Additionally, two charcoal/ propane grills were anonymously donated, so the Aerie purchased tanks of propane, charcoal, and lighter fluid, and donated those items to Fire Chief Nicky Lovett of Marianne.
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Umatilla, Florida - August 2018

During Umatilla Aerie and Auxiliary #4491’s 13th anniversary party, Sheryl Sanders, Madam President of Auxiliary 4491, presented eight sensory weighted blankets for the Autistic Children in the Lake County School System to teachers from Umatilla Elementary, Umatilla Middle, Spring Creek Charter, and Umatilla High School. These efforts were coordinated through Region 1 with the assistance of Miranda Cornwell, Executive Secretary, and Dr. Abner, PhD, Exceptional Student Education.
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Orange City, Florida - May 2018

Five years ago Southwest Volusia #4201 chose to make Orange City Elementary their main charity to support. OCE is a Title 1 school where a majority of its students qualify for free lunch, and 64 children live in a state of homelessness. Eagles Lodge #4201 helps by providing school supplies, backpacks, meals, and warm clothing for the cold. During this year’s Easter celebration, #4201 held a fundraiser where they raised $1,500 for OCE and presented the check to Principal Charles Bynum.

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New Port Richey, Florida - May 2018

-Suncoast Auxiliary #3153 donated $1,000 to Neighborhood Revitalization! The money will be used to build decent, affordable houses with community partners and qualified families.

-Suncoast Auxiliary #3153 gave a donation of $1,000 to the non-profit CARES. To date Aerie #3153 has donated over $3,500 to the clinic. CARES is an organization dedicated to helping older adults in West Central Florida to stay at home, stay connected, stay independent, and stay informed through health, social and supportive services.