Local Modern Woodmen members to honor hometown hero


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 12:39 pm
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Press release submitted by Modern Woodmen of America



Local volunteer Bob Morrison, Davenport, will soon be recognized for countless hours of service to the community. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, local Modern Woodmen of America members will honor him as a hometown hero.
Morrison will be recognized for his tireless work with Honor Flight of the Quad Cities through Modern Woodmen's Hometown Heroes Program. As part of this program, members of the Davenport Modern Woodmen Summit Chapter will present the recipient with a certificate and a $100 award grant, to be presented to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
"The Hometown Hero program allows us to thank those who give back to the community and encourage others to volunteer," says Ruth Ahnen, local Modern Woodmen chapter activities coordinator.
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, Summit Chapters provide fun and fulfilling experiences to fit the busy lifestyles of those 55 and over.
For more information or to get involved, contact Ahnen at 563-508-0842.
As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment* products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for our members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $26 million and 1 million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.

*Securities offered through MWA Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Modern Woodmen of America. Products are available in most states. Individual agents may not be licensed to sell all products.

















 



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