Local Modern Woodmen fundraiser a success

From Press Reports

Modern Woodmen of America members in Bellefontaine helped raise money for Gwen Sisson with a special fundraising event on June 4.

The event, which included selling Boston butts and chicken plates and an auction, raised $8,979.74. This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. Sisson has undergone chemotherapy and surgery for cancer, and the funds will be used to help with medical expenses.

The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need through fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $10 million to community needs across the country each year.

“The community truly came together to support a local need,” said Jeremy A. Burrell, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “That support is what it’s all about.”

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.

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Assembled for Modern Woodmen check presentation are (front) Sybil Clark, Pepper and Gwen Sisson, Burrell, Alice Evans, Sue Knight, (back) Joyce Pepper, Zona Sue Evans, Marge Knight, Donna Skelton, Sandra Sisson, Judy Golding and Margaret Wilson. RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for its members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide nearly $20 million and over 400,000 volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.

For more information or to get involved, contact Burrell at 662-230-1790.