Modern Woodmen of America members in Kenosha recently helped raise money as part of two local causes in the community.
The group raised funds July 27 at the Fec’s Pig Roast fundraiser for Southern Wisconsin All Airborne Chapter 82nd Division.
The event — which included a pig roast, live music and raffles — raised $9,776. It included a $750 match by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to purchase equipment to help veterans.
The group also helped raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness with a special fundraising event July 26-28.
The event, which included volunteers from NAMI at Tenuta’s Deli., raised $2,091. It included a $750 match by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program.
The funds will be used to help purchase supplies, create awareness and create educational materials.
“The community truly came together to support local needs,” said Jeremy Johnson, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “That support is what it’s all about.”
The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need through fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $10 million to community needs across the country each year.