Local Modern Woodmen Members Honor Hometown Hero
By: Cassandra Schmidt
Local volunteer Ty Thorson of Columbus, was recently recognized for his selfless act of kindness to his neighbor during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on 10/5/2019.
Thorson was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for what he did for his neighbor Samantha Zander. Zander was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after finding a lump in early June. Before the sale of Thorson’s hog at the fair he had the auctioneer read a note stating that he was donating all his proceeds from the sale to Zander.
As part of the Hometown Hero Program, members of the Beaver Dam Modern Woodmen Chapter presented Thorson with a certificate and a $100 award grant to be donated to the charitable organization of the honoree’s choice.
“Volunteers form the foundation of a strong community,” says Cassandra Schmidt, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program gives us the chance to recognize those who selflessly make the community a better place.”
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 Schmidt at 920-306-2948 or, Cassandra.L.Schmidt@mwarep.org
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 an 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.