11 August Virginia - August 2022 August 11, 2022 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Virginia Virginia, Charity 0 During the 2022 Virginia State Convention held in Fredericksburg, Virginia, June 23-25, the Virginia State Eagles were able to present a check to “Homes For Our Troops” for $136,721. These funds will go directly to aid in a build for Kevork “Khach” Khachadurian, who lost both of his legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in 2011. This donation was the byproduct of a year’s worth of fundraising towards the 2021-2022 Virginia State Worthy President’s Charity Project. The raising of funds began in Phoenix at the 2021 Grand Convention where SWP Rock Ruark and other volunteers sold his SWP Magnet to kickstart the effort. “The entire Virginia State Eagle Family got behind this effort and, in the end, raised far more money than I ever imagined; for which I am eternally grateful and proud of their accomplishment,” said SWP Rock Ruark. “This has been a marquee year for our State; with three new Aerie/Auxiliary Homes; 9.9% Net Gain in membership; and now this huge gift” he added. Rock himself is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army and stated “there was never a doubt as to the type of charity he would select when he reached the seat of State Worthy President; however, when research was completed, it was “Homes For Our Troops” that won out over various non-profits assisting America’s Heroes today”. From the August 2022 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Post Falls, Idaho - August 2022 Post Falls Eagles #3682 presented a check in the amount of $3,671 to the Post Falls Police Dept., supporting the 23rd annual Holidays and Heroes program. The money was raised via a luau held by the club, featuring drawings, raffles and live music. North Mason, Washington - August 2022 North Mason Eagles #4226 donated a check for $2,000 on May 25 to North Mason Band Boosters to support students at Belfair Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary, Hawkins Middle School and North Mason High School. Thanks to the help of the bingo ladies, kitchen staff and bingo followers, more than $26,000 has been donated to local groups in Belfair and Mason County since its onset. Ladysmith, British Columbia - August 2022 Ladysmith’s local member of the Legislative Assembly introduced the Fraternal Order of Eagles and 2021-22 Provincial Worthy President Joey Lasaga and 2022-23 Provincial Madam President Bobbi Williamson to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Both Joey and Bobbi will receive a commemorative book from the legislature and an official transcript of the proceedings, as well as a DVD of the introduction. Lake Havasu City, Arizona - August 2022 Lake Havasu Eagles #4299 donated $12,375 to Camp Courage Arizona Burn Camp. Pictured, Rex Albright, Chris Deutsch, Marian Deutsch, Wendy Kirchhoff and Dorothy Nickell. Lebanon, Ohio - August 2022 Miami Valley Eagles Auxiliary #1395 held their 69th Anniversary Party recently, recognizing all the Past Madam Presidents. The six in attendance were Lynn Rudolph Philpot, Pat Winfield, Peg Mathney, Joan Crowe, Tiffany Dorgan Boggs and Debbie Jacobs. Whidbey Island, Washington - August 2022 Whidbey Island Eagles #3418 recently presented the community with $22,000 in donations to a variety of different organizations. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.