Recently Whitney Misfeldt with Modern Woodmen of America, with an office in Erie, announced a Hometown Hero Award Winner. Pastor Tiffany Garcea from the Erie United Methodist Church was honored with an award and a donation to the charity Fostering Dignity.
Every year, Modern Woodmen’s 2,500 chapters and 800 youth service clubs nationwide have an opportunity to honor a Hometown Hero who has provided outstanding community service or performed an act of bravery. “This year my Board of Directors and I chose Tiffany as my chapter’s Hometown Hero because of all the incredible things she is doing to advocate and support the foster care community”, said Misfeldt.
Modern Woodmen, being a fraternal financial services organization, has a special tax status that classifies them as being not for profit and allows them to donate profits back to their members (clients) and the communities they serve.
Fostering Dignity provides backpack to agencies that remove children from unsafe home situations for the children to put clothing and personal items in. Often children use trash bags for the purpose as it the only choice available.
Garcea also recently competed in the American Elegance Pageant and was awarded for raising the most money for the pageant’s charity Fostering Dignity .