11 May Port Orchard, Washington - April 2018 May 11, 2018 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Washington 0 Zachary Darner’s little brother got sick as a baby. Wanting children to feel safe in the hospital during Christmas, he decided to start a toy drive. In 2016 Darner ended up distributing 259 toys out of his 50 toy goal. Wanting to continue the tradition, Darner held the toy drive again this year and Port Orchard Aerie #2338 donated 1,500 toys for the cause. The 1,500 toys were part of a large donation the Eagles received four years ago that were not yet been distributed. In addition to the generous toy donation, past President Tom Riedel commended Zachary for his work and made him an honorary Eagle. From the April 2018 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Freeland, Washington - April 2018 Whidbey Island Eagles Aerie #3418 presented checks totaling $7500.00 to 10 different local charities that serve South Whidbey Island. Gig Harbor, Washington - April 2018 Gig Harbor Aerie #2809 celebrated its 70 anniversary where they honored fellow member Eric Asplund. Asplund, 93, has served at his aerie since its installation and is the only living charter member. (Pictured: The four generations of the Aspland Family, who are all members of the Gig Harbor Aerie – Eric, Harry, Hason, Trisen, Eric’s wife Betty, State Preisident Mike O Conner, Jan O Conner, and Grand Madam President Helen Poehner) Portland, Oregon - April 2018 When fellow Eagles work together, good things happen. Portland Tigard #4, Woodburn Eagle Riders #3284, East Portland #3256, Crater Lake #2093, and others teamed up to start the Diabetic Socks for Veterans program where they provide hundreds of socks each year to veterans and the elderly, while also providing information on preventative foot care. Now in its fifth year, more than 5,000 socks have been distributed. Williamsport, Pennsylvania - April 2018 Williamsport Aerie #970 donated three HP laptops computers to the Williamsport Bureau of Police. These computers will be utilized in assisting officers with the apprehension of wanted persons as well as additional enforcement objectives. Belfair, Washington - April 2018 North Mason #4426 has donated a cumulative $7,250 over the past year to community charities, the local schools, the baseball field, the Humane Society, and more. They have raised money by hosting a weekly free bingo night where they sell raffle tickets. Chehalis, Washington - April 2018 Chehalis Aerie #1550 presented each Ferron Eagle scout with an American flag during the Tavaputs District Eagle Scout Banquet. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.