Each year on the fourth Saturday in October, volunteers from coast to coast vow to improve their communities on Make A Difference Day, a national day of service. On Saturday, local Modern Woodmen of America members joined this nationwide effort.
Members of the Fuquay-Varina Modern Woodmen Chapter 14502 made a difference by donating $50 in dog and cat food to the Fuquay Veterinary Hospital.
Modern Woodmen groups nationwide have helped their communities and individuals in need by delivering light bulbs and stationery to shut-ins, conducting winter clothing drives, donating books to local libraries and other activities.
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects. Youth service clubs provide young Modern Woodmen members with opportunities to volunteer, be patriotic, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.
“On Make A Difference Day, our members can look forward to feeling good by doing good and being part of a nationally recognized event,” said Susan Scarpelli, local Modern Woodmen contact person, before the event last weekend.
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.