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January 16, 2018

Pictured presenting the $1,000 matching fund check are (l-r):  Modern Woodmen representatives Madison Holbrook and Charlie Pratt; RMS Assistant Principal Wendy Tanner and Rutledge Police Department School Resource Officer, Sgt. Brandon Shackleford.  

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Modern Woodmen, RPD raise money for RMS students in need

RUTLEDGE – Modern Woodmen recently joined with the Rutledge Police Department to help raise money for Christmas for Rutledge Middle School less fortunate students. 

The event, which included the sale of hotdogs, hamburgers and ribs during a home basketball game, raised $2,344. This includes $1,000 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program.  

The funds will be used to help make a better Christmas for some Rutledge Middle School students. 

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. 

“The community truly came together to support a local need,” said Charlie Pratt, local Modern Woodmen representative. “That support is what it’s all about.” 

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 Charlie Pratt at (865) 919-6468, or Madison Holbrook at (865) 850-9710. 

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