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Modern Woodmen’s ‘Hometown Heroes’


Modern Woodmen recently honored Sugartree Ministry’s Lee Sandlin and Hope House’s Katie Terrill as Hometown Heroes for the Wilmington Chapters of Modern Woodmen of America.

A dinner was held at Donato’s on Thursday, Oct 27 to honor them and celebrate their great work in our community.

“We are proud to honor these two incredible individuals for all their work to help people in great times of difficulty,” said Modern Woodmen Financial Representative Dan Mayo. “Sugartree Ministries and the Hope House both take people where they are at and receive them in order to help them rebuild their lives. Lee and Katie are amazing servants. I love how they work together along with the Homeless Shelter to coordinate efforts as the needs of people varies and the kind of services needed will vary with that need.

“One of my favorite Scriptures is from Matthew 25 where Jesus speaks of the ‘least of these my brethren’ and how we are to receive them in ministry,” Mayo said. “Lee and Katie exhibit these qualities of servanthood and we are proud to partner with them in their work. They are the kind of organizations Modern Woodmen seeks out in an effort to give back to the community. Lee and Katie are true ‘Hometown Heroes!’”

Modern Woodmen gives their Hometown Heroes an opportunity to donate $100 to the charity of their choice. Sandlin chose the Hope House as recipient and Katie Terrill chose Sugartree Ministries as her recipient.

Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States. For more information about Modern Woodmen and its services, call District Agent, Dan Mayo at 937 725-0445.