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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Virginia - September 2020

All of Fraternal Order of Eagle locations in the state of Virginia collectively raised $38,013.30 for the Guadalupe Free Clinic as a part of charity project for Llyod “Tommy” Edwards, member of #4315 and the 2019-2020 Virginia State President. The different locations raised money by holding various events during Edwards’s presidency. The money will be used to assist the Guadalupe Free Clinic with their needs as they serve the town of Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County.

Castlewood, Virginia - January 2020

Clinch River Aerie #3305 held their 7th Annual White Christmas event, where they provided ‘Christmas’ for 160 children from 45 local families in need. Each child was given a new outfit, socks, underwear, pajamas, a coat, a blanket, a pair of shoes, and a toy from their wish list. The family was also given a complete turkey dinner and extra food to get through the days the children are not in school. In addition to what the Aerie provided, Santa handed out treat bags and stuffed animals to the children during the event as well. 

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Colonial Beach, Virginia - September 2019

Colonial Beach Eagles #4315 was able to donate $15,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Together, the Aerie and Auxiliary planned several events over a 3-week period to raise the funds. They held a bucket collection drive, with the Sheriff’s department’s permission, and collected nearly $3,000 in 4 hours with the help of 7 volunteers. They raised an additional $2,000 from a brown bag auction, and they hosted a benefit dinner for St. Judes’s, where they raised $5,000 during the benefit. The last of the funds came from a $5,000 grant.

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Staunton, Virginia - May 2019

The Mason Dixon Conference proudly presented the Grand President-Elects a check of $6,500 each to help off-set their expenses for the upcoming year as Grand Presidents. This year the Conference was held at the Elliot's Knob Aerie #680. 

The Mason Dixon Conference is comprised of 7 states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, New York and West Virginia) The Conference has helped the incoming presidents over 25 years. The Mason Dixon Conference relies on money collected from the sale of lottery tickets but mostly from donations and raffles, which takes place on the first Friday and Saturday of April.