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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Lincoln City, Oregon - July 2020

North Lincoln Eagles #2576 came together to provide meals for seniors and compromised citizens for quarantined individuals during this pandemic. Aerie member and caterer Frank Napoleon recognized the need for providing meals, and worked with Grill 1646 owner Dan, and Auxiliary President Bahni Thayer to put their plan to action. They coordinated a crew of about eight volunteers, and was able to prepare 60 meals for the first week, that were delivered by a few drivers. Now, they are currently preparing and delivering 250 meals a week, with over 20 volunteers assisting. #2576’s Aerie President Dave Randleman has also been taking the calls for meals, and schedules the deliveries. Through generous support and contributions, they plan to continue their meal delivery program until September. To date, more than 7,000 meals have been prepared and delivered by Aerie #2576 and their volunteers.

Portland, Oregon - February 2019

During the year of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, East Portland Aerie #3256 collected food for the Oregon Food Bank. They were able to donate 4,839 lbs. of food, which equals out to 4,025 meals. The Aerie beat their 2017 record by 172.5lbs. Food Bank Chairperson Maggie Boaz has been a member of the auxiliary for 38 years and said this is a large feat for this smaller Aerie.

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Portland, Oregon - April 2018

When fellow Eagles work together, good things happen. Portland Tigard #4, Woodburn Eagle Riders #3284, East Portland #3256, Crater Lake #2093, and others teamed up to start the Diabetic Socks for Veterans program where they provide hundreds of socks each year to veterans and the elderly, while also providing information on preventative foot care. Now in its fifth year, more than 5,000 socks have been distributed.

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Crater Lake, Oregon - November 2017

Oregon Junior Past State President and Crater Lake Aerie #2093 Secretary John King presented checks for $500 from the Aerie and $1,664 from the Past Presidents’ Club to the Committee on Memorials and Remembrance, represented by Steve Bates and Oregon State Conductor Steve Wiley. This was to honor Gold Star Families who lost two sons in the Vietnam War. The presentation was held at the Eagles in Medford, honoring the Rowden Family. Signs will be placed on Highway 238 near the boyhood home of the Rowden boys, James and John. The Committee of Memorials and Remembrance established a goal to honor these families for their extreme sacrifice and loss. This money was raised by the Aerie, Auxiliary and Past Presidents’ Club of Crater Lake #2093.

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Lincoln City, Oregon - April 2017

On April 7, North Lincoln Aerie and Auxiliary #2576 presented checks totaling $1,300 to the local high school music department. The funds will be used to help students attend music camp. Accepting for Taft High School was Elementary Principal and Music Committee member Nick Lupo. Funds were raised through a group effort from Aerie President Mike Jones, Auxiliary President Loene Loan and Past Madam President Sandi Randleman.