26 February Papillion, Nebraska - February 2019 February 26, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Nebraska 0 South West Omaha Aerie and Auxiliary #4029 was able to donate a $6,200 check to the Nebraska State’s Exoskeleton charity. They raised the money through a combination of dinner and a live auction. From the February 2019 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Bellevue, Nebraska - April 2019 When devastating floods hit Nebraska, Bellevue Eagles #3912 hosted a free dinner for the victims of the flood, first responders, and volunteers, and was able to serve close to 300 individuals. Also, they were able to raise more than $1,000 in one day to help support the flood victims by collecting generous donations from local businesses, community members, and Eagle members. More than 300 homes in Bellevue alone were deemed uninhabitable after the floods, and #3912 plans on hosting a future benefit to help with recovery efforts. Edgewater, Florida - February 2019 New Smyrna – Edgewater Eagles #4242 donated $3,000 to the AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach Foundation to support their cardiac care, cancer services and diabetes programs. #4242 donated an additional $4,000 to two other charities during this month as well. Gardner, Massachusetts - February 2019 Hillcrest Eagles #747 made a $600 donation to the Montachuestt Suicide Prevention Task Force. They were able to raise the money from their Halloween Bash held last October. The money will be used to help fund a myriad of suicide prevention programs and educational opportunities. Cle Elum, Washington - February 2019 Cle Elum Auxiliary #649 and members of the Eagles Craft Club based at Cle Elum donated $1,000 to the Open Clinic, where they provide free health care, mental health care, and dental services to the residents of Kittitas County in Washington State. Wausau, Wisconsin - February 2019 Wausau Aerie #251 held an Ice Fishing Tournament to benefit Wausau Metro Adult’s Special Olympics. Chairman and Trustee Bill Kelch, Trustees Jake Sabatke and Meryl Kelch presented a check for $1,500 to the cause. Viroqua, Wisconsin - February 2019 The Viroqua Eagles #2707 were honored with the Inaugural Outstanding Community Organization Award by the Gundersen Medical Foundation. The award recognizes area groups that distinguish themselves through their compassion and commitment to helping others through their philanthropic support. Since 1975, the Viroqua Eagles have raised money for cancer research during a week of fundraising that includes a lutefisk meatball dinner, lumberjack breakfast, raffle, auction and telethon. Through the generous support of the community and Eagle members, $589,800 has been donated to the Gundersen Medical Foundation Cancer Research. Orris Pederson, a 71-year Eagles member and former Cancer Telethon chair, was on hand to receive the award. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.