11 May Detroit Lakes, Minnesota - January 2018 May 11, 2018 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Minnesota 0 Detroit Lakes #2342 collected socks, mittens, scarves, caps, diapers, toys and more to be donated to the Lakes Crisis Center, Mahubes and Compassion House for the holiday season. From the January 2018 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Detroit Lakes, Minnesota - March 2017 Detroit Lakes Eagles #2342 held their annual Community/Charity Auction on Saturday, Feb. 18. The live auction had a wide variety of products, services, gift items and more, which were auctioned off with proceeds going to great local causes. Chairman Larry Swiers reported that $3,700 was raised thanks to the many businesses who contributed to the auction. On Feb. 11, the Detroit Lakes Eagles Blood Drive saw 40 people volunteer to give blood. Eight gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine, which collects two unites of red blood cells, which resulted in 44 total products. They had three first time givers. Members recruited donors, registered them and provided refreshments and snacks for those who volunteered to give. United Blood Services representative Katie Bartelson thanked the Detroit Lakes Eagles for their successful effort. On Saturday, April 1, the Detroit Lakes Past President’s will be holding their annual Stag & Doe event, featuring a 10-gun raffle, a catered roast beef dinner with drinks from 6:30-10 p.m. Raffle tickets are $25 each and dinner & drink tickets are $25 each. Proceeds benefit local and community needs. Detroit Lakes, Minnesota - April 2019 Detroit Lakes Aerie #2342 donated $300 to the Becker County Food Pantry. Minnesota - January 2017 While serving as State President of the Minnesota Eagles Auxiliary in 2015-2016, Mary Lee chose Hospice of the Red River to be her charity. Various Eagles fundraisers at the state and local level and the Past Presidents Club of Detroit Lakes #2342 helped raise $18,642.76 for the Hospice. The check was presented to Jane Bartholomay during the local Eagles’ Auxiliary’s 55th Anniversary Celebration. Bemidji, Minnesota - January 2017 Paul Bunyon Aerie #351 donated $2,500 to the Bemidji High School Robotics Club. Pictured, from l to r, Aerie President Jeff Olson and Robotics class students Mariah Sandberg, Shelby Bjerke and Kedrick Johnson. Bacliff, Texas - January 2018 The Auxiliary of Mainland #3199, with the help of the Aerie and Katie’s Bar, were able to donate 40 new bicycles to local children for Christmas. With so many families still recovering from the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, the Eagles’ efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of area youngsters. Tarentum, Pennsylvania - January 2018 During a regular meeting in February 2017, Tarentum Auxiliary #699 decided to take on the biggest charitable fundraiser in its history. As a team, they decided to raise the funds for the Citizens Hose Fire and EMS Company, located in Natrona Heights, Pa., to build a fire safety training room for them and surrounding companies to train in. The room would consist of changing mazes, drop flooring, entrapment areas, breakaway doors, narrow crawl spaces, 40 lb. child-like dummies and more. While in use, the room would become dark and at times could be filled with a special type of harmless smoke to recreate actual fire scenarios. Firefighters would then enter, expected to extinguish the fire and save anyone trapped in the structure, including themselves. The room costs a total of $10,000. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.