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Nov 18
Modern Woodmen buy warm clothes for MCC international students

REPRESENTING THE Modern Woodmen is Tamela Laurie (left): who is joined by MCC students: Adam Durband, Heswall, England; Deniz Sari, Koblenz, Germany; Kerem Karabacak, Istanbul, Turkey; Martin Poznanovic, Uzice, Serbia; Carmen Leboreiro Iriarte, Lugo, Spain; Maite Lara Garcia, Sant Joan Despi, Spain; and MCC International Student Advisor Shannon Corder.

Modern Woodmen of America members in McCook came together Sunday to supply McCook Community College students from other countries, with winter clothing.

Students met at Wal-Mart Sunday to pick out the clothing items.

"We're so happy to support our community in this way," says Tamela Laurie, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. "Events like this give our members an opportunity to make a difference."

Six international students met at Wal-Mart and also picked out items for five other students who couldn't attend the event.

The Modern Woodman's donation of nearly $600 purchased jackets, boots, gloves, hats, and socks for the 11 MCC students.

This is the second year the Modern Woodmen supplied MCC students with winter gear.

"The students were thrilled and I think some of the guys even wanted to spend more time shopping," said MCC International Club Sponsor Shannon Corder, "We appreciate the support of Tamela and the Modern Woodmen. This is awesome."

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.

Modern Woodmen was founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society. The organization supports members, families and communities with a unique blend of financial services, fraternal benefits and local-impact opportunities. In 2018, Modern Woodmen and its members provided $19.9 million and 470,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. Learn more at

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