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''The Eagles'' have landed !

Williamsburg, VA, December 7, 2015: The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) has established a new Aerie in Williamsburg, VA and members are looking for a building that they can call their own. In the interim, they are hard at work helping various charitable organizations throughout the Greater Williamsburg Area. They began by donating $500.00 each to The Harbor and to Saint Bede Outreach last month to assist their efforts in helping the needy and feeding the homeless.

Shannon Woloszynowski, Director of Pastoral Services at Saint Bede, accepted both checks from the Williamsburg Aerie 4548 Worthy President, Rich Romano on December 7, 2015. The Williamsburg population of those in need continues to grow and these donations will help with some of the essentials like bus passes for transportation, laundry cards and of course food. Those in need are a diverse group including some who have suffered temporary set-backs and others who need long term assistance to provide for their basic needs. They include members of our local community as well as transients from a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are our military veterans.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.

Eagles are community leaders, since 1898, the F.O.E. has played a key role in the creation of Mother's Day, Social Security, Medicare and more. Thanks to a dedicated membership base in over 1,600 locations in North America alone they are working daily throughout the United States and Canada to help friends and neighbors in need.

The F.O.E. donates more than $10 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, the F.O.E gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form of grants. Fundraisers are conducted for eight major charities, including kidney, heart, diabetes, cancer and spinal cord injury funds, a children's fund, memorial foundation and the Golden Eagle Fund.

More information about the FOE is available at www.foe.com. Those interested in joining can contact Rich Romano at (412) 549-0203 or email foe.4548.aerie@gmail.com

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