People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.


Hale, Michigan - June 2018

-Bemidji Aerie and Auxiliary #351 donated $2,200 to the organization, Kickin' Up Kountry for Hopes, Dreams and Smiles. The funds will help children with life-threatening illnesses go to the Kick'n Up Kountry Music Festival.

-Bemidji Auxiliary #351 made a $300 donation to Executive Director Wanda Yoemans from Churches United.

Michigan - February 2018

Eagles Auxiliaries across Michigan are raising money this year for the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City thanks to State Madam President Judy Williamson of Grayling #3465. More than a decade ago, Judy’s husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with lymphoma and has been in remission following successful chemotherapy and radiation. In January 2017, part of Dennis’ left lung was removed after a scan found cancer cells. With the second diagnosis, Judy and Dennis saw what new programs the cancer center offers, including clinical navigators who help patients throughout the process. The decision led Judy to select the Cancer Center as her official charity for the 2017-18 year. Their story was featured in the December 2017 edition of Munson Healthcare Foundation’s FOCUS magazine.