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See What WoodmenLife Chapters Were Up To in April 2024

Apr 30, 20244/30/2024





Fighting Hunger

WoodmenLife chapters had another busy month! Our members showed their ongoing commitment to family, community and country — and they had some fun at the same time.

Above, Chapter 635 in Missouri Valley, IA, partnered with West Central Community Action and VFW Ladies Auxiliary to adopt two families for Christmas. Together, they purchased clothing, hats, gloves, boots, bicycles, dolls, toys, and wrapping paper for the families. Pictured are Community Outreach Advisor Deidre Snow, Patty Hoffman, Judy Ferris, Jeanyce Hansen, and Sheri Fox.


Four people hold an oversized check. The check is for $2,500 and is made out to Safe Homes of Augusta. The group is standing in front of a purple wall with the "Safe Homes" logo.

Chapter 1571 in Martinez, GA, donated $2,500 to Safe Homes Domestic Violence Center for the purchase of bath towels, bathmats and Easter baskets for residents. Pictured are Chuck Clark and Carolyn Clark with Chapter 1571 and Jennifer Frantom and Melissa Arteaga with Safe Homes.


Three people hold an American flag. They are standing outside a building that says Terrebonne Council on Aging.

Chapter 308 in Houma, LA, presented a new flag to the Terrebonne Council on Aging. Pictured are Representative Candazes Holder Price, Jada Rodrigue Ledet and Representative Lenard Calloway Jr.


Nine people stand behind a counter. On the counter are large aluminum serving trays filled with food.

Members of Chapter 12 in Fayetteville, AR, hosted a First Responders’ appreciation lunch for the Gravette Police and Fire Departments in Gravette, AR.


A group of people -- about 17 total -- are standing outside around a table. On the table are white takeout boxes. In the foreground, two people are exchanging a check.

Chapter 20 in Cadiz, KY, donated to Trigg County Project Graduation. This group provides the graduating class with food and prizes in a fun and safe environment.


Thirteen people stand together holding a U.S. flag. Several of the people are police officers in uniform. In front of the group is a table with a WoodmenLife-branded table cloth. On top of the table are WoodmenLife brochures, koozies and a variety of food.

Chapter 389 in Canton, GA, hosted an appreciation lunch for members of the Holly Springs Police Department. In addition to the meal, they also presented the department with a new American flag.


Four women stand together, one of whom is holding a bag of food. The group is standing in front of a wall with the Kennett, Missouri, seal on it.

Chapter 930 in Kennett, MO, donated lunch to the Kennett 911 Communications Division to show appreciation for their work amid community emergencies. Pictured are member Shandra Crook, Representative Jessica Barnes, 911 Supervisor Courtney Tefft, and Representative Kala Holder.


Four people stand behind stand behind wheeled carts filled with food. Among the food is canned chicken, tuna, green beans, corn, cereal, boxed mac and cheese, crackers, and olive oil.

Chapter 105 in Elkin, NC, donated food to the Yadkin Christian Ministries food pantry in Yadkinville, NC. Pictured are Representative Joey Anderson, Jordan Anderson, Teresa Anderson, and Terry Ross.


Two men are standing in an office holding an American flag.

On behalf of Chapter 658 in Glasgow, KY, Representative Jeremy Whitlow presented a new flag to Randy Gibbons of the Neals Chapel church.


Five people stand outside of a building. They are displaying an oversized check for $200 made out to Perry Head Start. A sign on the building says "ARVAC, Inc., Community Action, Perry Head Start Center."

Chapter 70 in Perryville, AR, held a teachers’ appreciation event for the Perry Head Start Center. Head Start is a national program for early childhood education, health and nutrition for children from low-income families. The chapter also made a $200 donation in support of the program.


Five people are standing outside and holding an American flag. All five people are wearing blue shirts.

Chapter 1154 in New Roads, LA, presented a new American flag to the Pointe Coupee Parish Multi-Use Center. Pictured are Mary Ruiz, Kathy Perriera, Director of Parks and Recreation Paul Armand, Lona Hendrick, and Lisa Dabadie.


A group of people stand around an American Legion hall. Most people are saluting. At the center of the group is a Vietnam War flag and a red, white and blue wreath.

Chapter 3698 in Houston, TX, sponsored an American Legion Post #472 fish fry, in support of Vietnam Veterans. The event included an auction, homemade baked goods for sale, line dancing, and all-around fun.


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