People Helping People

rss

People Helping People

Charity news from around the F.O.E.

Clarksburg, West Virginia - July 2019

Clarksberg Auxiliary #2353’s Past Madam President Marsha Whisler was recently honored as “Volunteer of the Month” by the Miley Legal group and WBOY TV. 

Marsha is retired and very active in her local auxiliary, but she spends most of her time crocheting plastic mats for homeless veterans in her area. Eagle members and other friends save their grocery bags and give them to Marsha. She cuts them in strips, ties them together in a ribbon which she crochets into the mats. It takes between 600 and 800 bags to make one mat three feet by six feet. Members of auxiliary #2353 help Marsha deliver them to the local Lewis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital to distribute to their homeless veterans. 

Marsha was awarded a check for $500, which she donated to the homeless veterans. Although Marsha has been legally blind for several years she enjoys many benefits of being an Eagle member. 

She is a 30 year member of Clarksburg and has been active the entire time, serving as an officer, including Madam President and on many committees. She attends auxiliary meetings, locally, and around the state, and is the membership chair.

Montgomery.JPG

Montgomery, West Virginia - January 2019

Kanawha Eagles #1040 held a Christmas party for 350 area children at the local high school on December 16. Members wrapped presents and prepared fruit and treat bags for children. Pizza and juice were served in the cafeteria and a special appearance was made by Santa. The children had the opportunity to visit with Santa and were given candy canes After the presents were given, there were drawings for bicycles for 20 girls and for 20 boys. Each attendee was presented a ticket upon arrival for the bicycle drawings. The total cost for the party was $7,000.

Wheeling, West Virginia - May 2018

Elm Grove Auxiliary #1891 gave a donation of $800 to St. John’s Home for Children. The non-profit provides a residential facility for boys ages 8-14 with behavioral or emotional difficulties and/or who are victims of abuse and neglect. After receiving the donation, St. John’s stated that the Eagles, “are phenomenal in the work that they do and their generosity within our community.”