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October 17, 2017 | In the news

14 Amarillo firefighters honored for service during Harvey

(Amarillo Globe-News, Texas) – Modern Woodmen regional director Kenny Jackson presented the awards and called the heroism of the firefighters “human nature at its finest.” “When somebody’s in dire need,” he said, “they don’t hesitate to get their hands dirty and get in there and assist them.”

14 Amarillo firefighters honored for service during Harvey
October 05, 2017 | In the news

Graceffa honored as hometown hero

(Kane County Chronicle, Ill.) – That’s because Sugar Grove resident Pat Graceffa was named hometown hero by the Modern Woodmen of America’s Sugar Grove chapter at the Sugar Grove Public Library on Sept. 24.

Graceffa honored as hometown hero
October 04, 2017 | In the news

KMAland food pantries receive meal boosts

(KMA Broadcasting, Iowa) – Food pantries across the region are getting much-needed support at a crucial time. Representatives of Modern Woodmen of America donated approximately 5,400 meals to Shenandoah's Community Food Pantry Wednesday morning.

KMAland food pantries receive meal boosts
September 25, 2017 | Press release

Modern Woodmen awards winners in national speech contest

Three national winners and six honorable-mention honorees were named in Modern Woodmen of America’s 2017 School Speech Contest.

Modern Woodmen awards winners in national speech contest
September 19, 2017 | Press release

Hurricane relief efforts underway at Modern Woodmen of America

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma affected millions of people this summer. Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization with more than 46,000 members in Texas and nearly 30,000 members in Florida, is taking steps to help survivors of these natural disasters.

Hurricane relief efforts underway at Modern Woodmen of America
September 06, 2017 | Press release

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

Visit our LIAM page for stats, tools, member stories and a message from LIAM 2017 spokesperson Danica Patrick.

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month
September 05, 2017 | In the news

Mills Elementary receives donation of school supplies from MWA Owasso Chapter

(Owasso Reporter, Okla.) – Staff at Mills Elementary were greeted with a pleasant surprise Tuesday morning. Members of Modern Woodmen of America’s (MWA) Owasso Chapter stopped by the school to make a donation of $150 in needed supplies for students to use in the classroom.

Mills Elementary receives donation of school supplies from MWA Owasso Chapter
September 04, 2017 | In the news

Crofton Hometown Heroes: Doyle and Joyce Stevens

(Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, S.D.) – Doyle and Joyce Stevens, of Crofton, Nebraska, were recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America event. With the Hometown Heroes Program, Modern Woodmen members can nominate and honor those who make an impact in their hometown.

Crofton Hometown Heroes: Doyle and Joyce Stevens
September 02, 2017 | In the news

Wrights are ‘Hometown Heroes’ of Grand Rapids

(Sentinel-Tribune, Ohio) – Ray and Nancy Wright have been a part of the Grand Rapids community forever. They ran their funeral home business for over 30 years and helped people in the community at their lowest times. They were instrumental in bringing the Lutheran church to Grand Rapids and remain active members at Hosanna.

Wrights are ‘Hometown Heroes’ of Grand Rapids
August 30, 2017 | In the news

Natchitoches Hometown Hero: Harris Ray Wilson Jr.

(Natchitoches Paris Journal, La.) – For more than 20 years, Harris Ray Wilson Jr. has been more widely known throughout the community and indeed the NCAA as “Coach Black.” He is the quintessential NSU Demon sports fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of NSU sports records.

Natchitoches Hometown Hero: Harris Ray Wilson Jr.
August 29, 2017 | In the news

Sides named as Modern Woodmen of America’s 2017 Hometown Hero

(Plattsmouth Journal, Neb.) – Every community has its unsung heroes, which is why Modern Woodmen of America presents a Hometown Hero Award to someone in a community that dedicates himself or herself to serving others.

Sides named as Modern Woodmen of America’s 2017 Hometown Hero
August 29, 2017 | In the news

DeMike presented Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero award

(Plattsmouth Journal, Neb.) – Every community has its unsung heroes, which is why Modern Woodmen of America presents a Hometown Hero Award to someone in a community that dedicates himself or herself to serving others.

DeMike presented Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero award
August 28, 2017 | In the news

Hometown hero

(Argus Leader, S.D.) – In honor of his giving spirit, Lauren Christensen was deemed a hero. Christensen, organizer of Trent River Day Camp for the Handicapped for the last two decades, was presented with Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Heroes award Thursday, Aug. 24, at LaDelle and Fourth Coffeehouse.

Hometown hero
July 17, 2017 | In the news

Tournament brings boxers from across nation to Aurora

(Aurora Beacon-News, Ill.) – From left, Nick Torres, his father Jesse Torres, Uni Camacho and Bart Warren hold a $1,000 check that Modern Woodmen of America presented to Camacho, who will soon open a boxing club for those stricken with Parkinson's disease.

Tournament brings boxers from across nation to Aurora
July 17, 2017 | In the news

Working at the dog wash, yeah

(The Sentinel-Tribune, Ohio) – Nicole Bustamante, left, receives help from Stacey Laubis as they give Eve a bath Sunday during the charity dog wash to benefit the Wood County Humane Society at Poco's Playhouse. The Modern Woodmen service project raised about $700 for the humane society.

Working at the dog wash, yeah
July 14, 2017 | In the news

Riding To The Top receives $2,000 match from Modern Woodmen

(The Windham Eagle, Maine) – Zack Conley and Tim Graham of Modern Woodmen of America, visited Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) to present a matching gift of $2000. The organization’s local members participated in RTT’s 3rd Annual Dances with Horses event, which raised a total of $7,700 for RTT riders and horses.

Riding To The Top receives $2,000 match from Modern Woodmen
July 06, 2017 | In the news

Modern Woodmen matching funds

(The Standard Banner, Tenn.) – Modern Woodmen of America representative Lance Wampler recently presented a matching funds donation to White Pine School’s Bleacher and Gym Floor Fund.

Modern Woodmen matching funds
July 06, 2017 | In the news

Local Modern Woodmen honor a hometown hero

(Hot Springs Star, S.D.) – Local volunteer Mike Close, of Hot Springs, was recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on Friday, June 23, held at Woodward Field in Hot Springs.

Local Modern Woodmen honor a hometown hero
June 28, 2017 | In the news

Modern Woodmen fundraiser generates $6,500 for Crestview athletics

(Richland Source, Ohio) – Modern Woodmen of America members in Ashland and Mansfield recently helped raise money for the Crestview Athletics Boosters with a special fundraising event on Saturday, June 24.

Modern Woodmen fundraiser generates $6,500 for Crestview athletics
June 15, 2017 | In the news

Local Modern Woodmen Service Project a Success

(WMFD, Ohio) – Modern Woodmen of America members in Mansfield recently came together to plant trees for shade to protect our furry friends and their owners.

Local Modern Woodmen Service Project a Success
May 12, 2017 | In the news

2017 Make An Impact Scholarships – Winners announced

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.

2017 Make An Impact Scholarships – Winners announced
May 12, 2017 | In the news

Unsung Hero: Carrie Plummer

(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.

Unsung Hero: Carrie Plummer
April 27, 2017 | In the news

School speech contest helps students develop skills

(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.

School speech contest helps students develop skills
April 26, 2017 | In the news

Modern Woodmen honors Dunn with hero award

(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.

Modern Woodmen honors Dunn with hero award
April 06, 2017 | In the news

Modern Woodmen raises over $19k for Ontario Police Memorial

(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.

Modern Woodmen raises over $19k for Ontario Police Memorial
March 22, 2017 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America shares 2016 results

“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.”

Modern Woodmen of America shares 2016 results
March 21, 2017 | In the news

Helping fund Mossy Creek Station

(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.

Helping fund Mossy Creek Station
March 08, 2017 | Press release

Modern Woodmen honors regions for achievements

Modern Woodmen of America representatives and managers from a number of regions were recently recognized for accomplishments in the previous calendar year.

Modern Woodmen honors regions for achievements
March 01, 2017 | In the news

Donors raise money for new SPD honor guard uniforms

(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.

Donors raise money for new SPD honor guard uniforms
February 21, 2017 | In the news

Local Modern Woodmen of America chapter raises money for Sand Springs Community Services

(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.

Local Modern Woodmen of America chapter raises money for Sand Springs Community Services
February 11, 2017 | In the news

St. Mark’s Church is site of ‘Warming Project’

(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.

St. Mark’s Church is site of ‘Warming Project’
January 20, 2017 | In the news

Modern Woodmen gives to Lewiston runners

(Sun Journal, Maine) – Art Chamberlain, representing Modern Woodmen, presents a check for $1,250 to the Lewiston High School track and cross country teams.

Modern Woodmen gives to Lewiston runners
January 16, 2017 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes

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.

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes
December 14, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen spread holiday cheer through annual Project Santa

(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.

Modern Woodmen spread holiday cheer through annual Project Santa
December 07, 2016 | Press release

Industry Rating Announced

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.

Industry Rating Announced
November 30, 2016 | In the news

Meet Shane Catlett: Modern Woodmen representative

(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.

Meet Shane Catlett: Modern Woodmen representative
November 24, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen members honor a hometown hero

(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.

Modern Woodmen members honor a hometown hero
November 22, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen of Dandridge match funds for Jefferson County Rescue Squad fundraiser

(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.

Modern Woodmen of Dandridge match funds for Jefferson County Rescue Squad fundraiser
November 22, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen members help those in need

(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.

Modern Woodmen members help those in need
October 25, 2016 | In the news

2 long-time custodians at Bloomfield H.S. honored with Hometown Hero Awards

(KFVS, Mo.) – Two long-time custodians at Bloomfield High School were honored with Hometown Hero Awards on Tuesday, October 25.

2 long-time custodians at Bloomfield H.S. honored with Hometown Hero Awards
October 14, 2016 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes

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.

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes
October 03, 2016 | In the news

The odds were ever in their favor: Modern Woodmen wins fifth-annual Hunger Games food drive

(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.

The odds were ever in their favor: Modern Woodmen wins fifth-annual Hunger Games food drive
October 03, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen match funds for the handicapped

(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.

Modern Woodmen match funds for the handicapped
September 11, 2016 | Special

Be an Everyday Hero

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.

Be an Everyday Hero
August 24, 2016 | In the news

DARE officer to receive honors, “pick-me-up” box

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.

DARE officer to receive honors, “pick-me-up” box
August 15, 2016 | In the news

Fedele recognized for her many volunteer hours

(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.

Fedele recognized for her many volunteer hours
August 11, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen names Hometown Hero

(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.

Modern Woodmen names Hometown Hero
August 08, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen of America honored Heywood Wasburn with an award

(WTVA, Miss.) – Modern Woodmen of America honored Heywood Wasburn with an award. Mr. Washburn has spent his whole serving the Tupelo community.

Modern Woodmen of America honored Heywood Wasburn with an award
July 20, 2016 | In the news

Palace Guard named Hometown Heroes

(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.

Palace Guard named Hometown Heroes
July 09, 2016 | In the news

Local Group Names Law Enforcement Officers Hometown Heroes

(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.

Local Group Names Law Enforcement Officers Hometown Heroes
July 08, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen Members Donate $2,000 to RTT

(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.

Modern Woodmen Members Donate $2,000 to RTT
June 30, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen Donates to Ericson Public Library

(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.

Modern Woodmen Donates to Ericson Public Library
June 30, 2016 | In the news

Local Modern Woodmen Chapter Donates Food to Sand Springs Community Services

(Sand Springs Leader, Okla.) – The local Modern Woodmen of America chapter recently made a donation of food to Sand Springs Community Services.

Local Modern Woodmen Chapter Donates Food to Sand Springs Community Services
June 30, 2016 | In the news

Hometown Heroes Recognized

(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.

Hometown Heroes Recognized
June 29, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen Fundraiser For Wally and Carol Hoffman a Success

(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.

Modern Woodmen Fundraiser For Wally and Carol Hoffman a Success
June 29, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen Donates Trees

(The Daily Reporter, Mich.) -- Modern Woodmen of America members donated three rising sun redbud trees to Sherwood Township over the weekend.

Modern Woodmen Donates Trees
June 20, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen Salutes Heroes

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.

Modern Woodmen Salutes Heroes
June 20, 2016 | In the news

Hometown Hero Award to be Presented

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.

Hometown Hero Award to be Presented
June 20, 2016 | In the news

Local Modern Woodmen Members Honor Rogersville’s Elder

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.

Local Modern Woodmen Members Honor Rogersville’s Elder
April 12, 2016 | In the news

Modern Woodmen Helps Raise Funds For Harmony House

(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.

Modern Woodmen Helps Raise Funds For Harmony House
April 02, 2016 | In the news

​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.

​Modern Woodmen Say Fundraisers For Local Organizations Were Successful (The Independent-Enterprise, Oregon)
April 02, 2016 | In the news

​Modern Woodmen Hunger Campaign Provides 648,000 Meals Over 2 Years (Quad-City Times, Iowa)

"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."

​Modern Woodmen Hunger Campaign Provides 648,000 Meals Over 2 Years (Quad-City Times, Iowa)
April 02, 2016 | In the news

​Local Modern Woodmen members honor Hometown Hero

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.

​Local Modern Woodmen members honor Hometown Hero