24 January Syracuse, Indiana - January 2019 January 24, 2019 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Indiana 0 Lakeland Aerie #3760 held a benefit for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, and was able to donate $1,600 to the cause. Members and friends enjoyed giving, food, camaraderie among families and friends and a performance by an Elvis impersonator. From the January 2019 People Helping People newsletter. Related Articles Vincennes, Indiana - January 2019 Vincennes Junior Eagles #384 visited the Bettye J. McCormic Senior Center and surprised all 62 seniors with Christmas gifts. Evansville, Indiana - January 2017 River City Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #4023 made a donation of $1,000 to Vanderburgh County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The organization advocates and serves as a voice in court for kids who have been abused or neglected. CASA currently serves 491 children. Lebanon, Pennsylvania - January 2019 Lebanon Aerie #472 donated $10,000 to the North Annville Police Chief Matthew Bartal and 911 Rapid Response Owner Mark Sallada’s 911 Rapid Response Project. According to Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., 148 police officers were in killed in the U.S. in 2018, and the 911 RRP’s purpose is to help prevent officers from being killed in the line of duty. More than $11,000 in equipment will be distributed to each police department, the county detective bureau and sheriff’s office based on need and size of the department. It will include: Pouches with first-aid materials like a chest seal, gauze, bandages, trauma shears, a tourniquet, a hemostatic agent to control bleeding, active shooter vests, and ballistic helmets. Stillwater, Oklahoma - January 2019 Stillwater Eagle Riders #4277 presented Central Oklahoma Adult and Teen Challenge with a $3,000 donation. The ATC center offers a one year program to help teen boys and men that are heading down a path of drugs and alcohol with a chance for a new start. Stillwater Eagle Riders #4277 hosted a fundraising benefit for Kynlee, where they were able to raise $2,800 and give her and her family a collection of pop tabs to help pay for medical treatments, along with a series of presents. Kynlee is a 3-year-old suffering from Moyamoya Disease, which is a rare progressive cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain. Brunswick, Ohio - January 2019 300 community volunteers gathered at the Brunswick Aerie #3505 to participate in the organization’s 42nd annual Christmas Baskets program. Diane Bokar, event chairwoman, said roughly $20,000 was raised to help provide 27 families in need with a combination of food staples, gift cards and Christmas presents. “The list is pretty substantial, enough food to fill their pantries for a good while, probably two to three months, plus the gift cards to replenish when they need to,” Bokar said. In addition to the food supplies and Christmas presents, each child also received a winter coat, hat and pair of gloves. Brunswick Hills Police Chief Tim Sopkovich said the police department enjoys a healthy relationship with the Brunswick Eagles. “The Eagles help us out immensely,” Sopkovich said. “They fill up our food banks, so we utilize this food all year-round and give it back to people that are in need in our community.” Montgomery, West Virginia - January 2019 Kanawha Eagles #1040 held a Christmas party for 350 area children at the local high school on December 16. Members wrapped presents and prepared fruit and treat bags for children. Pizza and juice were served in the cafeteria and a special appearance was made by Santa. The children had the opportunity to visit with Santa and were given candy canes After the presents were given, there were drawings for bicycles for 20 girls and for 20 boys. Each attendee was presented a ticket upon arrival for the bicycle drawings. The total cost for the party was $7,000. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.