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Local project requests more volunteers on Join Hands Day

A group of volunteers in Philip is striving to make a difference in the community, and it is asking for your help.

Their volunteer project will take place on Join Hands Day, Saturday, May 2, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies.

The project in Philip will be cleaning up and painting, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Kiddie Park.

Join Hands Day is the only national day of service designed to bring youth and adults together to plan and implement volunteer service projects in their communities. As the generations work side by side, they learn more about each other, sparking a new level of understanding and respect.

"As a community minded organization, Modern Woodmen has a proud history of sponsoring Join Hands Day," said Steve VanSpeybroeck, Modern Woodmen's fraternal director. "We're inviting and encouraging other community organizations to join with us to make a difference."

Don Haynes, project coordinator of the local initiative, agreed. "On Join Hands Day, we want to improve the quality of life in our area. By connecting with others in the community, we can make an even greater impact."

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal benefit society offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

For more information or to volunteer your time to help with the local Join Hands Day project, contact Haynes at 605-859-2778 or visit www.modern-woodmen.org.