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The Hunger Coalition was the beneficiary of 100 Men Who Care—and Ed Weil.
 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

100 Men Who Care recently awarded $15,100 to The Hunger Coalition.

It gave a tremendous boost to an organization that had provided food to more people by the end of week four of the coronavirus lockdown than it did during the entire year of 2019.

But, perhaps, the greater story in all of this was that of one man’s generosity up until the day he died.

Ed Weil died on March 18 at the age of 90 after a brief hospital stay at his winter home in Fullerton, Calif.

Until then he was an ardent fan of Sun Valley where he and his wife Julie spent six months every year after retirement.

He also was a big fan of 100 Men Who Care, which was founded several years ago to give the men of the Wood River Valley a place to gift donations to make the community a better place.

Weil not only was a faithful attendee of 100 Men Who Care but he enlisted his sons—Andy, David and Bob--in the effort, as well.

Though he had been ailing for some time, he still managed to write a check to 100 Men Who Care the day before he died, said Marty Lyon, the founder of 100 Men Who Care.

“I find it amazing that, even though he was in very poor health, he found it important to write that check,” said Lyon, who received the check in the mail along with a card from Edward’s wife Julie telling of her husband’s death.

Lyon said he thought it was awesome that Weil found it so important to support local nonprofits that he took it upon himself to write the check in his final days.

“It just goes to show what a spirit he had,” said Lyon. “I just hope that I would have the strength to do the same thing at the end of my life.”

The next meeting of 100 Men Who Care is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

 

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