Efforts will support local families in need.


Local members of Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization, step up to support the Irmo community’s flood relief efforts.


Ted Hewitt, a Modern Woodmen financial representative in Columbia, coordinated the donation of two pallets – 3,240 jars – of peanut butter to help area families affected by the flooding. The pallets were delivered to Ameris Bank, 1200 Lake Murray Boulevard, Irmo, on Friday, Nov. 13.

Volunteers unload pallets of peanut butter at Ameris Bank

Volunteers unload pallets of peanut butter at Ameris Bank


“So many families are struggling with the aftermath,” says Hewitt. “They’re dealing with flood damage, loss of property and, with businesses being closed, lost wages. We’re happy to do anything we can to help.”


The food donation was made by Modern Woodmen member Randall Morris, and its delivery arranged by several other Modern Woodmen members. The donation will be given to the District 5 Foundation, where volunteers will distribute the jars to local families.


“We are all excited about this donation,” notes Hewitt. “It’s so great to see fraternalism at work.”


As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment* products not to benefit stockholders, but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders – members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. In 2014, Modern Woodmen and its members provided more than $19 million and nearly 437,000 volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.


* Securities offered through MWA Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Modern Woodmen of America


For more information about the donation or Modern Woodmen, contact Ted Hewitt, 803-407-5790,[email protected]