WEEPING WATER – Weeping Water residents joined forces with a local ministry to give area families important supplies this past week.
Modern Woodmen of America members in Weeping Water put together baskets of provisions at Tabitha’s Thread May 8. Modern Woodmen of America volunteer leader Diane Wade said local residents were excited about the opportunity to help others.
“We’re so happy to support our community in this way,” Wade said. “Events like this give our members an opportunity to make a difference.”
Modern Woodmen of America member Lindsey Sorensen said the group spent several days preparing for the event. Sorensen purchased baskets at Meeske Hardware in Weeping Water and bought various supplies at Jeff’s Jack and Jill Grocery in Louisville. Volunteers then packed the items into the baskets for Tabitha’s Thread to use.
“It was pretty fun to do,” Sorensen said. “We do it every year and always have a good time with it. We try to help our community with a lot of different projects like this one.”
Tabitha’s Thread is based in Weeping Water and provides many services to area residents. Families receive more than 10,000 pounds of food from the Tabitha’s Thread food pantry every year. Volunteers also deliver many other supplies to people each month.
Sorensen said Modern Woodmen of America leaders are happy to welcome new members. Sorensen can be reached at 402-267-6105 for additional information.