People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Merced, California - September 2020

Merced Eagles #2194, was informed that a neighboring ranch was supporting the Creek Fire victims by providing pens for animals and space for campers, tents, etc. for those who have been evacuated from the fire area. As Merced is out of the fire area, the Aerie and Auxiliary assisted by providing a donation of $1,000 for cost of pens, and food for animals and the people displaced by the fire.

Folsom, California - May 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

Hemet, California - February 2020

Hemecinto Aerie #4055 gave a $2,000 grant to the Equestrian Center for Handicap kids. The money is being used to sponsor two horses, by providing food and maintenance for the animals. 

On the receiving end, Laura Dolezal was appreciative for the donation money.

“Thank you for this help in making my (fatally ill) daughter's life more full and happy! This is by far the highlight of our week, and we cannot thank you all enough for helping to provide this extraordinarily beneficial experience; without your help we couldn't afford this time. Hannah has made some peer friendships, and there is something magical that happens when she spends time in quiet with her horse, Willy. Willy cannot see at all out of his left eye, and he and Hannah have a special bond. Hannah has Batten Disease, CLN-3, and there is no cure at this time in history. She has seizures and has lost most of her vision, and it will continue to diminish. Hannah has a shortened life expectancy and as her mom and full time caregiver, this is such a blessing from God to be able to provide this for her and make some happy memories while we still can.”