Pictured (l-r) are: (back) Rich Crabtree, Paul Carpenter, Angela Chisman, Ted Jones and Heather Johnson; (middle) Rose Whiting, Jennie Rhonemus and Marlyn Bain; (front) Modern Woodmen District Agent Dan Mayo, Destiny Reynolds, Ruth Crabtree, Rosalie Bailey and Dick Crabtree.
Pictured (l-r) are: (back) Rich Crabtree, Paul Carpenter, Angela Chisman, Ted Jones and Heather Johnson; (middle) Rose Whiting, Jennie Rhonemus and Marlyn Bain; (front) Modern Woodmen District Agent Dan Mayo, Destiny Reynolds, Ruth Crabtree, Rosalie Bailey and Dick Crabtree.
The Williamsburg Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America teamed up with Because He Lives Food Pantry for a spaghetti supper in March to raise money for the food pantry located in Lynchburg.

The dinner, attended by over 100 guests, featured a delicious spaghetti supper including salad and desserts along with the great music of the Highland County Senior Citizens Band.

The event was held at the Lynchburg Fire Hall and raised over $2,800. Modern Woodmen matched up to $2,500, giving the project a total of $5,300.

All proceeds will go to helping to stock the food pantry with food as they serve the residents of the area.

“We were pleased to partner with Because He Lives as it is a quality ministry, serving the needs of those in the community and helping families going through hard times,” Modern Woodmen District Agent Dan Mayo said. “It is a joy to work with all the volunteers as they exhibit the true spirit of servanthood in all they do. They are doing their part to fulfill the mission of helping whom Jesus called “the least of these my brethren.”

Modern Woodmen seeks quality organizations to work together to make its community a better place to live. Its matching funds program is one of the featured programs in accomplishing this objective.

“Because He Lives Food Pantry, Inc. was established to assist the growing number of families in need in our community,” Because He Lives Director Rich Crabtree said.

“Members of local places of worship came together to pool their resources to meet this need. Over the years, the Lord has immensely blessed the efforts of the pantry. We continue to rely on the Lord’s blessings and the generosity of the community and organizations such as Modern Woodmen of America to serve the community at large. We anticipate many years of continued service.”

Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States. For more information, call Mayo at (937) 725-0445 or Daniel.w.mayo@mwarep.org.