Modern Woodmen raise funds for shelter

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WILMINGTON — Modern Woodmen of America members in Wilmington recently helped raise money for the Clinton County Homeless Shelter with a special fundraising event on April 15, 2016

The event, which included a soup and chili luncheon and raffle, raised $5,100.25. This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to help provide food and supplies for the Shelter’s food pantry program.

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,” says Dan Mayo, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “That support is what it’s all about. We are proud of the work of the Shelter and it represents the kind of organization Modern Woodmen desires to help. Thank you to everyone who turned out to support this great work of meeting the needs of those who benefit from the services of CCHS.”

Homeless Shelter Director Denise Stryker added, “We are so very grateful for the $2,500 match from Modern Woodmen’s Matching Fund Program supporting our Spring Soup and Chili Luncheon on April 15th. This support allows us to provide essential services for Clinton County residents in need of emergency.”

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.

For more information or to get involved, contact Mayo at 937-725-0445 or by email at

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.

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