LEWISTON – Residents and organizations in Maine received $163,985 in fraternal assistance from Modern Woodmen of America in 2005. The funds support the fraternal organization’s social and volunteer activities for local members and their communities.

Modern Woodmen members in Maine are organized into 25 local chapters called camps and 15 youth service clubs. Through the various volunteer programs, camp and youth club members conduct service projects to meet the needs of their communities.

In 2005 area members planted trees at Hope Haven Mission in Lewiston, purchased and donated clothing to the Angel Tree Project in Palermo, and hosted a golf tournament and raffle, raising $2,157 to benefit the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.

Modern Woodmen representatives donated 171 free youth educational programs to area schools and youth organizations. The programs helped teach 18,329 children about safety, citizenship, creativity and self-confidence. Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

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