Western Fraternal Life members pack 30,000 meals at National Convention

Western Fraternal Life members pack 30,000 meals at National Convention

Jul 01, 2015

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  P1020880.JPG    Western Fraternal Life partnered with the charity Kids Against Hunger for a service project at the conclusion of Western’s National Convention on Friday, July 24 at the Marriott in Cedar Rapids. In colorful hair nets and white aprons, 250 members from 70 lodges around the country packed 30,000 meals in three hours to feed hungry children around the world and at home.

     Rep. Kirsten Running Marquardt and Rep. Art Staed participated in this event.  Western Fraternal Life lodges, members, and the Home Office donated approximately $8,000 to fund the project.

     The dried meals will go to hungry children in places like Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and East Africa. Ten percent of the food will be donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens in Cedar Rapids.

     Western Fraternal Life is a not-for-profit financial services organization that gives back to the communities where members live and work. It helps more than 38,000 members achieve their financial goals. Western members sponsor service projects and activities that support communities, schools, charitable organizations, and individuals in need. Established in 1897, Western celebrates 118 years this month. For more information visit www.wflains.org.



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