Local Modern Woodmen volunteers beautify the community

Published 1:17 am Friday, August 11, 2017

Local Modern Woodmen of America  members recently put their hands where their hearts are.

On July 28, members of the Stanford Modern Woodmen chapter worked together to place four picnic tables at the L & N Depot, 1866 Depot Street in Stanford.

The project was part of the organization’s Good Neighbors Program, a nationwide program that gives Modern Woodmen chapters across the country $500 for hands-on repair and community beautification projects. Nearly 500 such projects benefit communities in the United States annually.

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects.

“As a member-based, fraternal organization, Modern Woodmen strives to give member families opportunities to volunteer and enhance their communities,” says Dean Speaks, local Modern Woodmen activities coordinator. “Our Good Neighbor Program does both.”

For more information about the local chapter and how you can get involved, contact Dean Speaks at (`859) 749-3706.

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders – members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $23 million and nearly one million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.