Local Modern Woodmen of America members raise funds for Pender Bridge of Hope.
Modern Woodmen of America members in Topsail Beach and Pender County helped raise money for the newly established Pender Bridge of Hope with a special fundraising event on September 22.
Held at the Assembly Building in Topsail Beach, the event included live music, a community gathering, a silent auction and more, raising $22,000.
This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to help members of Pender County who need a helping hand.
The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for community causes, organizations or individuals 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 Jo Adcock, 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 and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.
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 Adcock at (910) 270-5337 or Joanne.M.Adcock@mwarep.org.