Modern Woodmen of America members in Auburn, Indiana, Chapter 6884, recently helped raise money for Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry with a special fundraising event on September 9, 2017. The event, which included a buffet-style dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions, raised approximately $45,000. This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to sponsor dinner for the next fundraising event for Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.
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 Herschel Erwin, 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.
For more information or to get involved, contact Herschel Erwin at (260)926-0670. Modern Woodmen serves members for life. The tax-exempt fraternal benefit society offers life insurance, annuity and investment* products to improve the quality of life of its members, their families and their communities. In turn, members make and impact through social, educational and volunteer activities. In 2016, Modern Woodmen provided $21.7 million and 562,388 member volunteer hours for fraternal activities and programs nationwide. (Pictured: Amber Zecca – Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Fund Development Director and Herschel Erwin – Modern Woodmen Member)