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Since 1883, Modern Woodmen of America has brought people together, supported families and strengthened communities.

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Stories of strength from our 138-year history

Persevering Through Uncertain Times

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Persevering Through Uncertain Times

Modern Woodmen has been standing strong for members since 1883.

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Modern Woodmen of America was built to handle uncertainties. We’ve weathered world wars, disease outbreaks, depressions and recessions. We’ve learned and grown over the years, and our forward momentum continues.

Modern Woodmen makes financial decisions in the best interest of our members, and they can be confident in our ability to meet short- and long-term obligations – no matter what’s going on in the world.

Here are a few stories of strength from our 138-year history.

1897 – A difficult relocation

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Leaders move head office from Fulton, Ill., to Rock Island, Ill., for easier access to railways, mail facilities, a fireproof vault and hotel accommodations. Fulton residents were upset and blocked movement of Modern Woodmen’s records three times.

1909 – Tuberculosis epidemic

Modern Woodmen opened its tuberculosis sanatorium in Woodmen, Colo., to serve more than 12,000 members afflicted with tuberculosis between 1909 and 1947.

1914-1918 – World War I

Modern Woodmen membership had reached 1 million in 1910, but the Great War, the Great Depression (1929-1933) and World War II (1939-1945) led to membership declines. Despite this, the organization remained strong.

1940s-1950s – Polio epidemic

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Like many Americans, Modern Woodmen member families dealt with this paralytic disease. Member Timothy W. (age 3) from Colorado received the first Modern Woodmen polio benefit.

1950-1975 – Korean War and Vietnam War era

Member families continued to rely on Modern Woodmen for financial protection, fraternal support and community impact.

1990-1991 – Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Modern Woodmen members and employees brightened the lives of military men and women serving in Operation Desert Storm, sending 50,000 personal messages.

2001-present – Global war on terrorism

In 2002, the Modern Woodmen of America Cares Program raised thousands of dollars for 9/11 terrorist attack victims’ families.

2020 – COVID-19 pandemic

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Modern Woodmen employees, representatives and members adapted to using intranet sites, virtual meetings and other technology to stay connected and informed. And Modern Woodmen’s chapters and youth service clubs donated nearly $1.1 million to community causes through our fraternal COVID-19 Relief Program.

 

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Members who experience financial hardship due to disasters such as fires, floods, storms or serious health problems may apply for financial assistance to cover their Modern Woodmen life insurance premiums for a limited time.

 

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