Buckskin Elementary receives school supplies


Modern Woodmen of America has partnered with United Methodist Women of South Salem for a school supply drive for Buckskin Elementary School in South Salem.

Volunteers and members of Modern Woodmen teamed up to collect supplies to give to students at the start of the new school year. Led by Kathy Mincey and Marilyn Mitchell, many supplies were purchased and donated. The supplies were organized and delivered to the school on August 15, in time for the start of the school year.

“COVID-19 safety protocol prevented us from having our traditional back to school party with food, games and music, but that did not interfere with our commitment to supporting the children of our community; an underserved population,” said Kathy Mincey, project manager. “They are the number one mission of our church. Many thanks to Modern Woodmen of America for helping us fulfill this call.

Financial representative Dan Mayo said, “We are thrilled to be able to help the children at Buckskin Elementary School so that all children have the supplies they need to succeed in school. We are happy to be able to help in this way through the Modern Woodmen Service Project. This is especially significant because the chapter coordinator, Bev Mayo, grew up in South Salem and attended Buckskin School.

Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America provides financial services and employee benefits to individuals and families across the United States.

Submitted by Dan Mayo.

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