26 February Portland, Oregon - February 2019 February 26, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Oregon 0 During the year of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, East Portland Aerie #3256 collected food for the Oregon Food Bank. They were able to donate 4,839 lbs. of food, which equals out to 4,025 meals. The Aerie beat their 2017 record by 172.5lbs. Food Bank Chairperson Maggie Boaz has been a member of the auxiliary for 38 years and said this is a large feat for this smaller Aerie. From the February 2019 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles 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. Oscoda, Michigan - February 2019 Oscoda Eagles #4237 hosted a baby shower for Carol's Baby Pantry. The gifts they were able to collect included 2,069 diapers, 1,916 baby wipes, 15 pairs of boots, 43 pairs of socks, 50 books, 28 sleepers, 5 winter coats, and 2 snow suits. More donations contained clothes, crayons, food and formula, a $100 gift card from Family Fare and a $225 donation from the Oscoda Eagles. #4237 was also sponsoring a Soup Cook Off that day where all members and guests enjoyed 11 different types of soups, sandwiches and salads provided by the club. The Baby Pantry was founded in 2002 by Carol Schmidt. Carol passed away a few years ago and the name was changed to "Carol's Baby Pantry," to honor her memory and her dedication to our communities' young families. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.