Make An Impact Scholarships help young members pay for college and pursue their dreams. And with an emphasis on volunteer experience, we’re rewarding those who are making an impact in their local communities.
(WSIL-TV, Ill.) – A Jefferson County teacher received a special award after going through a tough tragedy earlier this year. Carrie Plummer was honored earlier this week with the Modern Woodmen of American Hometown Hero Award.
(Dalton Daily Citizen, Ga.) – Local students from Dawnville Elementary recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments.
(Sentinel-Tribune, Ohio) – Dunn will be recognized through Modern Woodmen's Hometown Hero Program for his dedication to the youth of Bowling Green through his longtime involvement as the president of BG Pee Wee Baseball.
(My 100.1 FM, Ohio) – Modern Woodmen of America members in Mansfield recently helped raise money for the Ontario Police Dept. Law Enforcement Memorial with a special fundraising event.
“Financially and fraternally, our mission is to improve quality of life for our members,” said W. Kenny Massey, president and CEO. “We do everything with our members in mind.”
(The Standard Banner, Tenn.) – Members of the Mossy Creek Foundation are presented a check for $5,043.34 by Richard Hall of Modern Woodmen last week in Jefferson City.
Modern Woodmen of America representatives and managers from a number of regions were recently recognized for accomplishments in the previous calendar year.
(WCBI, Miss.) – The Starkville Police Department Honor Guard has uniforms. Members showed the new look to the public and media today. It’s the first time they’ve had uniforms.
(Sand Springs Leader, Okla.) – A Feb. 4 event raised $5,000, which includes $2,500 matched by the Modern Woodmen’s home office via the organization’s matching fund program. The money raised will reportedly be used to purchase a lift gate for a truck and other equipment.
(The Daily Reporter, Mich.) – Modern Woodmen of America has paired with St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Coldwater for the second year for the "Warming Project." This year, Modern Woodmen's youth club wanted to help out. The club donated gloves and hats for inclusion on the fence in front of St. Mark’s.
(Sun Journal, Maine) – Art Chamberlain, representing Modern Woodmen, presents a check for $1,250 to the Lewiston High School track and cross country teams.
Gary L. Medd, Davenport, Iowa, will retire from the Modern Woodmen of America Board of Directors effective Feb. 1. James (Jim) E. Temperley, Bonita Springs, Florida, has been appointed to fill the board position.
(WHBF, Ill.) – Some Quad Cities seniors are in the holiday spirit thanks to employees at Modern Woodmen. More than a dozen of them handed out gifts and St. Mary's Health and Rehab in Davenport today.
A.M. Best Company, an independent insurance industry rating agency, has adjusted Modern Woodmen of America’s financial strength rating from A+ (Superior) with a negative outlook to A (Excellent) with a stable outlook.
(Catoosa Walker News, Ga.) – Fraternal: like brothers or family. That’s what drew Shane Catlett to a career with Modern Woodmen – its commitment to the best interests of its members and to the community rather than to the blind pursuit of profit.
(Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Tenn.) – Local volunteer Rickey Lamb of Unionville was recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on Oct. 13.
(The Jefferson County Post, Tenn.) – Modern Woodmen of Dandridge recently helped the Jefferson County Rescue Squad with a fund raiser. The rescue squad provided the food for a recent Music On The Town event.
(The Plattsmouth Journal, Neb.) – Weeping Water Modern Woodmen of America members recently provided assistance to Tabitha’s Thread. The chapter donated laundry baskets, detergent, toilet paper and paper towels as part of the organization’s Care and Share program.
(KFVS, Mo.) – Two long-time custodians at Bloomfield High School were honored with Hometown Hero Awards on Tuesday, October 25.
Albert T. Hurst Jr., N. Little Rock, Arkansas, will retire from Modern Woodmen of America’s board of directors effective Nov. 1. Joseph A. Sztapka, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been appointed to fill the board position.
(The Plainsman, S.D.) – Modern Woodmen has been presented with the traveling award in the fifth annual Hunger Games community-wide food drive in September.
(Argus Leader, S.D.) – Trent River Day Camp for the Handicapped achieved its goal at its matching-fund root beer float fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Dell Rapids City Park.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Modern Woodmen’s Be an Everyday Hero project remembers and honors those lost … and recognizes the brave first responders, military members and others who continue to serve our community every day.
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month! Visit our LIAM page for stats, tools, member stories and a message from LIAM 2016 spokesperson Danica Patrick.
Three national winners and six honorable mentions have been named in Modern Woodmen of America’s 2016 School Speech Contest.
The next time that Ptl. Robin Short, who is the D.A.R.E. officer for Bowling Green, is feeling down, all she has to do is open a box of letters and photos — a gift from the community.
(Independent Mail, S.C.) – Fedele served as volunteer coordinator for eight years at Anderson Free Clinic and one and a half years at United Way. Currently she volunteers at Clean Start as immediate past board chairwoman for three years and board member for six years.
(Lake Geneva News, Wis.) – Gerri Dilloo will receive the local Modern Woodmen of America chapter's 2016 Hometown Hero award Aug. 17, but she doesn't feel she deserves it.
(WTVA, Miss.) – Modern Woodmen of America honored Heywood Wasburn with an award. Mr. Washburn has spent his whole serving the Tupelo community.
(The Marion Star, Ohio) – Saving the Palace Theatre from financial and physical ruin was a necessity, according to one of the men responsible for raising funds needed to restore the iconic downtown Marion showplace back in 1976.
(KXAN, Texas) – Locally, one group did their part and named a number of law enforcement officers hometown heroes. Modern Woodmen of America held an event Saturday morning in Cedar Park where they invited members of the local police department to attend and be recognized.
(The Windham Eagle, Maine) – Tim Graham of Modern Woodmen of America recently presented Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) with a matching gift of $2,000.
(The Boone News Republican, Iowa) – Members of Modern Woodmen of America presented a $1,000 check to Ericson Public Library from a Matching Fund event.
(Sand Springs Leader, Okla.) – The local Modern Woodmen of America chapter recently made a donation of food to Sand Springs Community Services.
(Wayne County Journal-Banner, Mo.) – Two kind-hearted women who give of themselves by helping others in their respective communities were recently recognized by Modern Woodmen as hometown heroes.
(The Pioneer Review, South Dakota) – Modern Woodmen of America members in Wall recently helped raise money for Wally and Carol Hoffman with a special fundraising event on June 3, 2016.
(The Daily Reporter, Mich.) -- Modern Woodmen of America members donated three rising sun redbud trees to Sherwood Township over the weekend.
Rock Island-based Modern Woodmen of America is busy planning an Everyday Hero project for the summer to coincide with the 15th anniversary year of 9/11.
Dan Pugmire has been instrumental in establishing and operating the Idaho Veterans garden on Belmont Street in Caldwell. Modern Woodmen’s Ed Doty-Pomoransky honored Pugmire's efforts at a ceremony at the Caldwell Public Library on June 17.
Local volunteer Carolynn Elder, a Rogersville resident, was recently recognized for hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on May 17, 2016.
Members from Modern Woodmen of America’s Michigan Southwest Region’s 67 chapters, 14 Summit chapters (for members age 55 and older) and 11 youth service clubs dedicated a total of 4,116 volunteer hours to community projects in 2015.
(The Richland Source, Ohio) – Friends of the Harmony House, members of the Ontario United Methodist Church and Modern Woodmen of America members in the Mansfield area recently helped raise over $6,000 for a local homeless shelter.
In 2015, local communities received nearly $260,000 from Modern Woodmen and its members in fraternal assistance, an increase of more than 376 percent from 2014.
Modern Woodmen Say Fundraisers For Local Organizations Were Successful (The Independent-Enterprise, Oregon)
Modern Woodmen of America members in Malheur and Payette counties recently helped raise money for the Ontario Veterans Memorial Hall and Payette County Historical Society and Museum.
"When we learned how many people in the United States experience hunger, we were stunned," said W. Kenny Massey, Modern Woodmen’s president and CEO. "We knew we had to take action."
Local volunteer J. Ray Walker was recognized for countless hours of service to the community on Jan. 1, 2016, by the local Dandridge Modern Woodmen of America members who met at Perkins restaurant.