On Nov. 13, local Modern Woodmen of America members gave a lasting gift to the community. Members on the Salem Modern Woodmen Camp gathered at Fulton County Health Unit to plant sugar maple trees. The project was part of the Plant A Tree Program, a nationwide program introduced by Modern Woodmen for its members in 2004. "This program ties Modern Woodmen members to the roots of your organization," said Karen Lance, leader of the local Modern Woodmen Camp.
"The name Modern Woodmen honors the pioneer woodmen who cleared the forests to build homes and secure futures for their families. Modern Woodmen offers financial services to help clear away members' financial burdens. And today planting trees is an important way to create a secure future for families, communities and the environment," Lance says.
Through the Plant A Tree Program and the help of its members, Modern Woodmen has planted more than 80,000 trees across the United States. For more information, contact Lance at 895-4692.
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, camps provide opportunities to take part in social activities and community service projects in their communities. Youth service clubs provide Young Modern Woodmen members with opportunities to volunteer, be patriotic, learn new skills and make friends and have fun.
For more information about the local camp or club and how you can get involved, contact Donnie Lance at 895-4692.
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 United States. Visit www.modern-woodmen.org for additional information about how Modern Woodmen improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.