Bridging the generation gap and improving communities. That was the focus of Join Hands Day, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies. This year Join Hands Day was held locally on May15, 2013.
Join Hands Day brings youths and adults together to plan and complete volunteer service projects in their communities. As the generations work side by side, they learn more about each other, sparking new levels of understanding and respect.
Locally, Modern Woodmen’s Youth Service Clubs partnered with “Friends of Hospice.” The groups worked together to plant shrubs and flowers around and in the gardens at the newly opened “Serenity House” Hospice House.
“Join Hands Day gave us the chance to work with other groups to improve the community,” Kristy Cornett and Suzanne Cook said, who are both local Modern Woodmen youth service club leaders. “We also had the opportunity to connect both young and older volunteers, which is the purpose of the day.”
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to take part in social activities and community service projects to meet local needs. Youth service clubs provide young Modern Woodmen members with opportunities to volunteer, be patriotic, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.
For more information or to get involved, contact Cook at 423-586-3461 or Cornett at 423-587-2998.