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Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - May 2018

Coeur d'Alene Aerie #486 donated $1,000 to the "Bare Necessities Backpack Project" to help local veterans with essential needs. The backpacks are filled with items for personal hygiene, bathing, dental hygiene, Band-Aids, first-aid cream, towels, washcloths, socks, hats and gloves in the winter, sewing kits, manicure kits, water bottles, eating utensils, notepads and pens. The backpack program is a collaborative effort between 4-H members, the Coeur d'Alene Eagles #486, the VFW Foundation and the VFW Post 889 Auxiliary.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - November 2017

Coeur d’Alene Eagles #576 made a $7,500 donation to the K-27 Memorial Fund, presenting the check to Mayor Steve Widmyer and Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White. The funds will be used to help construct a Thin Blue Line Memorial River in McEuen Park in honor of Sergeant Greg Moore, who passed away in May 2015. The river will include three waterfalls – “Respect,” “Honor,” and “Remember” – as well as 18 benches for people to relax and reflect on all of our men and women in blue who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - October 2017

In Spring of 1942, Raymond Johnson began his journey as a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. On Sept. 19, the Eagles honored him for 75 consecutive years of membership. Current Worthy President of Coeur d’Alene #486 presented him with a plaque and a specially made pin. He and his wife currently live in a senior facility in Coeur d’Alene but they try to enjoy the Thursday burger nights when possible. Johnson’s history with the FOE was featured in an article by the Coeur d’Alene Press.

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Nampa, Idaho - April 2017

Nampa Eagles #2103 has raised more than $20,000 for Veteran’s Therapeutic Gardens. Past Presidents Lyle Clausen and Dave Summers and President Keith Jones encouraged the Aerie and Auxiliary to work together on a St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Dinner and Dance. The Lyle Sinclair Band donated their time and Summers prepared corned beef and cabbage. The event raised $3,527.50. After hearing a presentation from VTG President Gayle Strack, an 11-year Eagle member, Terri Warren reached out to several area businesses for assistance in completing the garden. Warren secured 395’ of mesh fence from Boulder Creek Landscape owner Eric Scott, then received the complete amount of hardware needed to complete the fence from Silver Creek Supply owner Larry Carruth, at the recommendation of Scott. Warren secured the entire fence, sliding and man gates, half of the installation and concrete for the job. The goal is for the fence to be up by April 30. Once the fence is up, Veteran’s Therapeutic Gardens will be able to accept donations such as a garden shed, tools, vegetable boxes, plants and landscaping.