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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Brunswick, Ohio - January 2019

300 community volunteers gathered at the Brunswick Aerie #3505 to participate in the organization’s 42nd annual Christmas Baskets program. Diane Bokar, event chairwoman, said roughly $20,000 was raised to help provide 27 families in need with a combination of food staples, gift cards and Christmas presents. “The list is pretty substantial, enough food to fill their pantries for a good while, probably two to three months, plus the gift cards to replenish when they need to,” Bokar said. In addition to the food supplies and Christmas presents, each child also received a winter coat, hat and pair of gloves. Brunswick Hills Police Chief Tim Sopkovich said the police department enjoys a healthy relationship with the Brunswick Eagles. “The Eagles help us out immensely,” Sopkovich said. “They fill up our food banks, so we utilize this food all year-round and give it back to people that are in need in our community.”

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Georgetown, Ohio - September 2018

On August 12 at the SW District meeting at Pleasant Aerie #2293, the late President of Hillsboro Aerie #1161 Tim Tabor was honored by presenting Tabor’s Vice Chairman of District 2 with a shirt and document stating Tim is #1 internationally with 108 applications for the past year. Tabor's love for the Eagles and his Eagles brothers and sisters will truly be missed. He was a man who lived by the Eagle's motto People helping People!
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Millersburg, Ohio - August 2018

Millersburg Aerie #2418 presented the Darb Snyder Senior Center with a check for $1,000 for the center’s Meals on Wheels program. The senior center provides the Meals on Wheels program to approximately 105-110 citizens Monday through Friday with some citizens receiving meals daily while others receive meals two or three times per week. The donation will go toward the purchase of the plastic-covered cardboard trays on which the food is delivered. The cost of the trays are $1,536 for eight cases of 500, and the center orders the trays four times per year.