13 August Wellington, Ohio - May 2020 August 13, 2020 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Ohio 0 A month ago, the Wellington Eagles #2051 had the idea of giving back to the community with a food drive. Plans were made and it was determined that the Aerie would match up to $1,000 in cash contributions. When the event posted, Aerie member, and local business owner, Steve Neff of Wellington Music stepped up and donated the first $1,000. That inspired Eagles Trustee Bill Schramm to match that contribution with $1,000, from his business, Schramm’s Shirts & Cards. On hearing of the generosity of fellow business owners, David King of King Realty contacted the Eagles and added another $1,000. The Wellington Eagles added an additional $1,000, for a total of $4,000 in contributions for the Aerie food drive. On Saturday May 16, 2020, volunteers collected food and donations for Well Help. The food drive was deemed a success – they were able to bring in $4,398 in donations, half a trailer of food, supplies, and toiletries were collected for the Wellington Well Help food cupboard. At the end of the day the Wellington Eagles chose to contribute an additional $4,000 to the event, bringing the total contribution to $12,398.00. From the May 2020 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Wellington, Ohio - January 2020 With funds raised from Wellington Eagle Riders #2051’s Annual Kids Christmas Reverse Raffle, members shopped and wrapped gifts for 20 children this year. Each child received a hat and boots, as well as Christmas presents to enjoy. Several families were provided with gift certificates to purchase food. Paulding, Ohio - April 2020 Paulding Auxiliary #2405 have been giving "blessing bags" to the local county school children. They are averaging 100 bags per week. Loudonville, Ohio - April 2020 Loudonville Eagles #2275 providing funding to the Olive Tree Care program, which is the only licensed childcare program in southern Ashland County. Olive Tree gives children a place not only to stay, but learn through hands-on activities before and after school. Photo Credit: Canton Repository Geneva, Ohio - February 2020 Lake Shore Eagles #2243 hosted a fundraiser for the East Central Region Diabetes Fund, and with collective donations from Youngstown #213, Austintown #3298, Girard #2172, Dianne Frye, Melva Day, and #2243 - they were able to raise $4,869 for the cause. Millersburg, Ohio - November 2020 Millersburg Eagles #2418 recently presented a plaque to members Bill and Jeannie Young for the generous donation they made to the club to help remodel their kitchen. Bedford, Ohio - November 2020 Bedford Eagles #2122 recently stepped up to help a local business in need during the pandemic. The Eagles generously donated one months rent to The Treehouse Ohio, an area nonprofit which supports childhood wellness and community development. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.