4 September Clinton, Illinois - May 2019 September 4, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Illinois 0 The Lone Elm Eagles #593 raised a self-record-breaking amount of $30,000 this year to support the Clinton, Kenney, and Wapella Fire Departments. From the May 2019 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Carbondale, Illinois - May 2019 Illinois State Aerie President Ray Richards, and Carbondale Aerie #2569 presented a $5,000 state charity check to Sam Kuhnert, CEO and co-founder on behalf of the NubAbility® Athletics Foundation at the Southern Zone Conference held at Granite City Aerie #1126. The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation exists to encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic amputees) by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports and is based in DuQuoin, Illinois. Blue Island, Illinois - August 2019 Blue Island Auxiliary #1332 filled 200 draw-string backpacks with various school supplies, and distributed them to kids of all ages. Peru, Illinois - August 2019 The Illini Aerie #2688 partnered with their local Police department to host a bike safety rodeo for kids. During the event, the police officers conducted a safety talk about proper road rules and signals, and they made sure that the kids bikes had enough air in the tires , helped adjust seat heights, and showed the children how to properly wear a helmet. After the training, the kids got to run through an obstacle course so they could practice what they just learned. After completing the course, each child received a snack bag and goodies from the police department and a certificate with their name on it for completing the course. The Illini Aerie 2688 hopes to make this an annual event. The Aerie gave away 6 helmets that were donated by the local Police Association. Blue Island, Illinois - November 2019 Blue Island Eagles #1332 hosted a Paint and Sip event, and was able to raise $856. They divided the total donations between ten different charities. Anchorage, Alaska - May 2019 • #4207 gave a check for $2,271 and a box of winter clothing to the Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission. The AGRM’s motto is “A meal, a bed, a soul well fed,” and they plan on using the money for helping those in need. • Marsha Lawton, Auxiliary Treasurer for Aerie #4207, presented a $1,000 check to the Anchorage Police and Fire Chaplains group. • Anchorage Aerie and Auxiliary #4207 donated $2,000 to Pamela Meadors, Executive Director of Alaska SPCA, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Okahumpka, Florida - September 2019 During the year of 2019, Lake County Aerie and Auxiliary #4273 so far have donated a collective $61,000 to six local nonprofit charities; the Leesburg Food Bank, Camp Boggy Creek, Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New Vision for Independence, and Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.