26 February Raymore, Wisconsin - February 2019 February 26, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Wisconsin 0 Belton-Raymore Aerie #4146 recently donated $5,000 to the Hickory Hills Veterans Lodge. The HHVL’s goal is to provide care and support to wounded Veterans with counseling and outdoor recreation. The free programs are focused on the physical and mental needs of each individual, with an emphasis placed on peer support and group participation in all events. The money donated will money will be used to buy a truck, providing transportation to go and pick up the Veteran’s. Belton-Raymore Aerie #4146 participated in their first, local Homecoming parade. They made their float into a 1950's theme and everyone was dancing along to their music. Due to their grand parade float, #4146 won 3 trophies: 1st place in best use of theme, 1st runner up for performance, and 2nd runner up for most original. From the February 2019 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles 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. Merrill, Wisconsin - February 2019 Merrill Eagles #584 donated 94lbs. of non-perishable food to the Merrill Food Pantry. The food was collected during the month of December and at the Aerie/Auxiliary joint Christmas party. #584 also made a $500 donation for the Children’s Miracle Networks, Christmas in July program, held at the Marshfield Children's Hospital. Merrill Eagles #584 presented $700 to Cheryl Coyer for Quilts of Honor, which is a nonprofit that provides handmade quilts to veterans and active military members. During Merrill Eagles #584 Christmas party, Les Sabatke presented grants from the Grand Aerie in the amount of $1,000 to both the Enrichment Center and Haven. #584 also distributed a $1,000 check to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight program. They raised those proceeds from their first annual Prime Rib Challenge. Additionally during the Christmas party, Boomer Memorial Raffle Chairman, Bryan Plautz presented a $500 check to the Lincoln County Respite Program. The Respite program began eleven years ago in honor of Mary Geiss and is designed to support the caregivers of disable children. Pete McConnell of Prairie River Middle School accepted a $500 donation from Merrill Aerie #584 representative and Chairman of the Boomer Memorial Raffle, Bryan Plautz. McConnell wrote a grant that started the "Freedom Pens" project in January of 2017. Eighth grade students volunteer their time after their normal school hours to turn pens that are then provided to each Veteran on the "Never Forgotten Honor Flight". Each pen bears the name of the student manufacturer and includes a personal note from the student thanking the Veteran for their service. 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. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.