Monday, September 7, 2015

Hunger Action Month Benefits Backpacks of Hope

Louisville, MS – WoodmenLife Chapter 102 of Louisville is
stepping up in support of Hunger Action Month, and the organization’s National Community Focus to fight hunger, by raising money online for Backpacks of Hope. The Backpacks of Hope program was created by several area churches and provides food to at-risk students who are likely not receiving enough to eat at home.

Donations will be accepted at WoodmenLife’s crowd-funding site, Red Basket, through September 30. The group hopes to raise $750 through this campaign to restock their pantry. WoodmenLife pays all online fees, which means 100 percent of money collected goes to support the project. Local WoodmenLife members may also qualify for a $25 match when they make a $25 donation. All donations are tax deductible.

“It’s estimated that 1 in 7 Americans don’t know where their next
meal is coming from, and by making the fight against hunger our National Community Focus, WoodmenLife has engaged the more than 700,000 members across the nation to create a mighty, united force all supporting the same cause within their own local communities.” said Lucresia Hemphill, Chapter Vice President. “We chose to fundraise through Red Basket because it is easy to make a donation online, whether you are near or far. It is also easy to spread the word through social media and email.”

Chapters across the region are sponsoring Red Basket projects that fight hunger this month. To support the Backpacks of Hope project in Louisville, visit

About Red Basket
Red Basket is a free crowdfunding website where individuals can share their story, recruit volunteers and raise money for personal emergencies or community improvement projects. Red Basket, a 501c3 public charity, was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Red Basket is fully supported by WoodmenLife which covers Red Basket’s administrative costs in their entirety so

100% of donations are directly passed thru to the individual or cause. To learn more about Red Basket, visit