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Cresaptown, Maryland - July 2018

- For her 2017-2018 charity project, Madam President Kathy Hare of Cresaptown Auxiliary #2883 presented a $10,000 check to the Kenny Alkire Family Foundation with the help of the Aerie and Auxiliary. In memory of Kenny Alkire, the foundation will use the money to serve children and young adults who are affected by cancer. 

- Cresaptown Auxiliary #2883 donated $3,715 to the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Associate. The Auxiliary raised the money by hosting a fundraiser that included a vendor show, ham dinner, bake sale, and a Chinese auction. 

- Cresaptown Auxiliary #2883 made a donation of $2,750 to the Breast Cancer Patients Assistance Fund of the Western Maryland Health System Foundation.

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Maryland - July 2018

- Maryland State Aerie and Auxiliary raised over $34,000 for Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter during JPSMP Mary Wilson and JPSWP Tommy Booth’s joint State Presidents Charity for the 2017 – 2018 Fraternal year. 

- 2016-2017 State President Charlie Spiker presented a check for $28,226 to the Western Maryland Health System Foundation. Spiker named the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center as his designated charity. The check represents the fundraising efforts of the Aerie and Auxiliary members of Cresaptown #2883 and Frostburg #1273, and the Maryland State Aerie.

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Frederick, Maryland - February 2018

Frederick Aerie #1067 held their annual membership Christmas Party, asking all attendees to make a donation of $5 to benefit a local charity, the Heartly House. Members were also asked to donate a wrapped gift to be auctioned off during the party, also benefiting Heartly House. Thanks to these efforts and a 50/50, $918 dollars were collected. The Aerie approved to add $82 to the money, making a total donation of $1,000 for Heartly House, which provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault and child abuse. Pictured, Jr Past Worthy President Larry Keyser, Heartly House representative Mark Trager and Aerie Treasurer Treena Bell.

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Cresaptown, Maryland - February 2018

Cresaptown #2883 recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Interfaith Food Pantry. The money was raised through the members’ participation in the Auxiliary Christmas Auction and the annual Christmas Dinner. Standing are Aerie Vice President Steve Robinette, Auxiliary Chaplain Carolyn Helmstetter, Auxiliary Secretary Maryon Phillips, IFP Volunteer Coordinator Twila Stewart, Aerie Chaplain Todd Sloane, Auxiliary Trustee Pam Guthrie, Auxiliary Past Madam President Shirley Kane, Aerie Trustee Jeff Hare, IFP Secretary Joyce White, IFP Volunteer Dave White, Seated are Aerie President Tony Muir, Auxiliary President Kathy Hare, IFP Treasurer John Minnich, IFP Manager Bill Stewart. Missing from the picture was Jr. Past Madam President Cathy McKenzie, who was the Auctioneer.

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Maryland - March 2017

2015-2016 State Madam President Diana Booth of Frederick #1067 toured Maryland during her year to raise money for Family, Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.), collecting more than $26,000. The check was recently presented to the organization which provides support, resources and programs for people with Down syndrome. Pictured, l to r, are F.R.I.E.N.D.S. President Evan Routzahn, self-advocate Noah Weikert, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Treasurer Denny Weikert and Diana Booth.

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Cresaptown, Maryland - March 2017

The Eagles of Aerie & Auxiliary #2883 have been longtime supporters of the Interfaith Community Food Pantry on Cumberland Street. One of the fundraising projects has been the Christmas Auction, held annually at the Aerie home on McMullen Highway. In a recent presentation, a check for $3,500 was presented to John Minnich, Pantry Treasurer, and Bill Stewart, Pantry Manager. This gift was made possible due to the joint efforts of the Officers and members of both the Aerie and Auxiliary for the 2016 Christmas Auction. Pictured, l to r, John Minnich, Jeff Hare, Todd Sloane, Bill Stewart, Tony Muir, Cathy McKenzie, Eddie Morris, Denny McKenzie, Cathy Hare, Carolyn Helmstetter, Andrea Cosner.