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Lieutenant Pays It Forward with "Eagles" Help

A former Spirit of America project contact was so grateful for the support given to her during her tour in Afghanistan that she decided to "pay it forward" and organize a donation to help those currently serving in Afghanistan provide supplies to local villagers.


Robin Steffan Hossfeld, an Army Lieutenant Colonel who received help through Spirit of America's collaboration with the Operation Care project wrote: "You helped me get in supplies when I was working Operation Care in Afghanistan. I want to pay the Spirit of America back ... so you can continue helping the next soldier in getting shoes or whatever supplies they need."

At a dinner with the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #871 based in Alexandria, Virginia, Robin collected a donation of $850 for Spirit of America. This generous donation from the Eagles Auxiliary will be used to support new requests through our Afghanistan Project Fund.

We are so grateful to Robin and the "Eagles" for their support!

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles is a wonderful organization that has been around for over 100 years. For more information on their history, read below:


The Fraternal Order of the Eagles was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1898 by six competitive theater owners who gathered to solve common problems.  Having solved their problem, their competitiveness changed to camaraderie and eventually gave gave birth to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

What We Stand For:

Liberty - Truth - Justice - Equality - For Home - For Country - and For God.

Our Mission:

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

Who are the Eagles:

A fraternal organization of over 1 million members strong. We are known throughout the United States and Canada as "People Helping People" and having fun in the process. Of the millions of dollars we raise for charity each year, 100% is returned in the form of grants.

A few of our accomplishments: Mother's Day Social Security Jobs after 40 Medicare

No endorsement of Spirit of America by the US Department of Defense or its personnel is intended or implied.