Robson honored as ‘Hometown Hero’

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — There are several members of the Modern Woodmen of America youth club that might aspire to help others.

They have to look no further than Adrian Robson.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Chris Turner and Ashley Turner, of Modern Woodmen of America, present a Hometown Hero certificate of appreciation to Adrian Robson of the Richmond County Rescue Squad.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Chris Turner and Ashley Turner, of Modern Woodmen of America, present a Hometown Hero certificate of appreciation to Adrian Robson of the Richmond County Rescue Squad.

Ashley Turner, chapter activities coordinator, had Robson join youth club members and their parents and friends Saturday morning at Pat’s Kitchen in Rockingham. The focus was on breakfast, but the chapter took time to recognize Robson as a “Hometown Hero.”

Robson, 20, has been a volunteer with the Richmond County Rescue Squad for nearly two years. In September, he organized the second annual 9/11 memorial walk from downtown Rockingham to Walmart, 2.85 miles away. It was hot. The volunteers were in full turnout gear.

And low and behold, people stopped their cars, exited their vehicles and applauded, waived or took pictures.

Turner said Robson was honored for volunteer activities to the community. As part of the Hometown Hero program, members presented Robson with a certificate and a $100 great award to be presented to a charity of Robson’s choice.

“Volunteers form the foundation of a strong community,” Turner said in a prepared statement. “Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero program gives us the chance to thank those who selflessly give their time to make the world a better place.”

Chapters provide opportunities to take part in social activities and community service projects to meet local needs.

Modern Woodmen, of America, a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for members, families and communities, according to an agency news release. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. In 2013, Modern Woodmen and its members provided more than $20 million and more than 507,600 volunteer hours for community projects across the country.

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