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People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

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Lewiston, Idaho - January 2019

Nez Perce Eagles #631 gave more than $12,000 in grants to two LC Valley organizations .A $5,000 grant went to Lewis-Clark State College SPARC program, which helps Lewiston special needs students between the ages of 9 and 21. A $7,500 grant went to the Interlink in Clarkston, which builds wheelchair ramps for the disabled and elderly, as well as providing transportation services.

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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.