WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Chapters of Modern Woodmen of America hosted a supply drive partnering with the New Vienna Community Church to help the Hope House in Wilmington.
Chapter members and church members donated supplies, bringing them to the church through June 24 or to one of the June chapter dinners.
The drive netted about $1,000 of supplies for this vital community ministry.
Modern Woodmen chapters do service work each year as a commitment to being a non-profit and giving back to the community.
Dan Mayo, a Financial Representative with Modern Woodmen, said, “We are thrilled to be able to help the Hope House with this program and we are grateful for the great work being done at Hope House to care and house their clients. It is so good to know that our community has a place for women to go if they need shelter.
”I am impressed with the additional services they are beginning to provide and how they work together with the Homeless Shelter and Sugartree Ministries to address the needs of their clients.”
Katie Terrell, Director of the Hope House, said, “We could not do what we do without the support of our community! We are deeply grateful for organizations like Modern Woodmen of America and churches like the New Vienna Community Church who care about the needs of all people in Clinton County and actively seek ways to be part of a network of community care.”
She continued, “Because of that support, Hope House is able to be open seven nights a week for women and their children who face housing insecurity. Our guests arrive between 9-9:30 p.m. and are greeted by two volunteers who are with them throughout the night. We provide laundry services, hot showers, a help-yourself kitchen, sack lunches, a clean bed, and a listening ear.
“Every gift of volunteer hours, groceries and toiletries, and financial donations allow us to continue to serve those in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
For more information about Hope House, visit HopeHouseWilmington.org .
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 U.S. For more information, call Dan Mayo at 937-725-0445 or email [email protected] .