Members of the Boise City, Modern Woodmen of America camp, agent John V. Smith, recently hosted a benefit dinner for 10 year old, Cesar Armas, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The benefit dinner quickly became a community effort as many individuals, groups and organizations joined together to raise money to help defray medical expenses for Cesar. The event, raised $9,358.87. This includes $2,500.00 matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s matching Fund program.

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The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans matched $750.00 through their matching program. The remaining funds were from ticket sales by Cesar’s fourth grade class for the dinner, donations and the many people that came and enjoyed the dinner.

Others helping throughout the day were the Boise City Fourth Grade Class, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, The Good Shepherd Catholic Church members and many individuals.

Modern Woodmen’s Matching Fund program offers camp members nationwide the chance to show their support of a community cause, organization or individual in need by partnering with community organizations and holding fund-raisers. Modern Woodmen matches money raised up to $2,500.00. These fund-raising projects contribute more than $6 million to community needs nationwide each year.

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