People Helping People


People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Alamogordo, New Mexico - January 2020

Challenger Eagles #4101 hosted their 4th Annual Bill Fulmer Memorial Christmas Baskets event, where they were able to provide 50 families with baskets. They used $5,000 from their charity committee to purchase the items for the baskets, which included a ham, turkey, canned vegetables and fruits, eggs, stuffing, potatoes, macaroni and cheese and more. This year, #4101 had all the baskets together in a record of 35 minutes and they partnered with their local grocery store for discounts on the food. This event was originally started over 20 years ago by a member, Bill Fulmer. Sadly, Bill passed away 4 years ago, so the event was renamed in his honor, and continues to grow.  


Alamogordo, New Mexico - December 2019

Challenger Eagles #4101 was able to present $1,600 to the Cancer Resource Center. For the past ten years, #4101 has been hosting this fundraiser, in conjunction with Brest Cancer Awareness month. They raised the money from hosting a Halloween party, with a live and silent auction, and collected donations from local businesses. The Alamogordo Cancer Resource Center provides cancer patients and those touched by cancer with information, educational materials, resource referrals and gift items. 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico - March 2018

Aerie #4038 presented a $1,000 check to the Shattered Lives program, which is a local anti-DWI campaign that enlists the help of student actors to simulate drunk driving crashes. The donation from the Aerie will help fund next year’s program. Shattered Lives is made possible through collaborative efforts of several local law enforcement agencies, including the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department, Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico State Police and the local sector of the U.S. Border Patrol. Since 2016, the program has operated on donated funds and volunteer efforts. 

“This community can’t afford to let a program like Shattered Lives fade away,” said incoming Shattered Lives Director David Almaguer, who works full-time as the emergency medical services liaison for Mountain View Regional Medical Center, a major in-kind contributor to the program. “We are grateful to our local chapter of the Eagles for their generous gift, and hope their gesture will encourage other organizations to invest in the future of our youth to make healthy decisions when it comes to alcohol.”