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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Wausau, Wisconsin - March 2018

Wausau Aerie #251 held a Blues for Food fundraiser to help offset medical bills for Khiana Bradshaw, who was diagnosed with Childhood Ovarian Cancer at 14. The Aeries presented her parents Jason and Natalie Bradshaw with a check for $2,000. They raised the funds by charging a $5 admission at the door and held raffle. During the fundraiser, non-perishable items and paper goods were also donated to the Community Club House. Pictured l to r:  Dave Bielen, Bill Kelch, Khiana's parents Jason and Natalie Bradshaw and Trustee Chuck Knoblock.

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Merrill, Wisconsin - February 2018

Merrill Eagles #584 recently presented a series of eight donations to local groups with money raised from the annual Boomer Memorial Raffle and grants from the FOE Charity Foundation. These donations include:

  • $500 to Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Pictured, l to r, Honor Flight rep Mike Thompson, Boomer Memorial Raffle Chairman Bryan Plautz and Honor Flight rep Jim Campbell.
  • $750 to Little Lakes Memories
  • $500 to Food For Kids
  • $500 to Quilts of Valor
  • $500 to Lincoln County Respite Program
  • $231 and 74 pounds of food items to Merrill Food Pantry, collected during the annual Joint Christmas Party
  • $1,000 grant to Merrill Community Enrichment Center
  • $1,000 grant to T.B. Scott Library
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Wisconsin - October 2017

The Wisconsin State Aerie recently presented a grant for $1,000 to the Wisconsin Badger Camp in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. The money will be used to improve the handicap accessibility to some of the buildings at the camp. After a comprehensive tour of the facility by Badger Camp Executive Director Brent Bowers, the check presentation was made. Pictured is Worthy State President Vern Britt presenting the check to Bowers along with Worthy State Conductor Fran Jorasz, Past Regional President Don Runnells and Past Grand Worthy President David Tice.