Local Modern Woodmen Members Honor Hometown Hero

L/R: Betty Shaw, David Shaw (Local MWA Board Members), J. Ray Walker (Hometown Hero) and Richard Hall (MWA Representative)

L/R: Betty Shaw, David Shaw (Local MWA Board Members), J. Ray Walker (Hometown Hero) and Richard Hall (MWA Representative)

Local volunteer J. Ray Walker was recognized for countless hours of service to the community on 1/19/2016 by the local Dandridge Modern Woodmen of America members who met at, Perkins Restaurant.

Walker was honored for his many years of service with the Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department (he joined in 1985 and has held many officer positions) and with the Jefferson County Rescue Squad (he joined in 1987). He has held many officer positions with the Rescue Squad, having served as captain for the past 4 years, and was recently elected to serve as captain for 2 more years.

As part of Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero program, members of the Dandridge chapter presented the recipient with a certificate and a $100 award grant, to be presented to the charitable organization of the honoree’s choice.

“Volunteers form the foundation of a strong community,” says Richard Hall, local Modern Woodmen representative. “Our Hometown Hero program gives us the chance to thank those who selflessly give their time to make the world a better place.”

Coordinated by local MWA members, chapters provide opportunities to take part in social activities and community service projects to meet local needs.

For more information or to get involved, contact Richard at 865-475-7184.

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.

*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.

Source: Modern Woodmen