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Shown in picture from left to right are Lauren Brown, financial representative for Modern Woodmen of America, Monica and Nick Stuart.

ASHLAND -- Local heroes, Nick and Monica Stuart of Ashland, were recently recognized for their commitment to the foster care community in Ashland County, Ohio.

Nick & Monica Stuart were honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for their continuous, selfless dedication to the foster care community in late 2019, according to a press release issued Monday. 

As part of the Hometown Hero Program, members of the Ashland Modern Woodmen chapter honored Nick & Monica with plagues, certificates and a $100 award to each to be donated to the charitable organization of the honoree’s choice. In this case the Stuarts chose Beulah Beach

“Local heroes form the foundation of a strong community,” says Lauren Brown, local Modern Woodmen agent and chapter activities coordinator. “Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program gives us the chance to thank those who are going above and beyond to make people’s lives better.

"In this case they are selflessly dedicating their lives to helping children that are facing situations that one cannot imagine. After I learned Nick and Monica’s story, I knew they were heroes.” 

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.

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