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June 24, 2019 | In the news

Bobby Whitten named Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero

(JC Post, Kan.) – Bobby Whitten of Junction City has been honored through the Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for his countless hours of service to the community. This past Saturday Whitten was recognized for his work with kids as a DARE Officer, school resource officer, in sports and as a police officer and photographer.

Bobby Whitten named Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero
May 28, 2019 | Press release

2019 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 make an impact in their local communities.

2019 Make An Impact Scholarships winners announced
April 18, 2019 | In the news

Modern Woodmen honor Hometown Hero

(Wilmington News Journal, Ohio) – Brylin pulled together other kids to construct 500 valentines bags to hand out at Wilmington elementary schools. He had noticed the year before that some children ended up without a bag or box to put valentines in, so he spearheaded the project to make sure every child had something this year.

Modern Woodmen honor Hometown Hero
April 18, 2019 | In the news

Modern Woodmen teams up with Because He Lives Food Pantry

(Highland County Press, Ohio) – The Williamsburg Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America teamed up with Because He Lives Food Pantry for a spaghetti supper in March to raise money for the food pantry located in Lynchburg.

Modern Woodmen teams up with Because He Lives Food Pantry
April 01, 2019 | In the news

2018 Impact Maker Award winners announced

15 chapters, Summit chapters and youth service clubs recognized for exemplary events.

2018 Impact Maker Award winners announced
March 25, 2019 | Press release

Helping members today and in the future

Modern Woodmen of America shares 2018 results.

Helping members today and in the future
March 04, 2019 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America announces board appointment

Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island, Illinois, has appointed Sam H. Kupresin, Bettendorf, Iowa, to its board of directors, effective March 1.

Modern Woodmen of America announces board appointment
February 05, 2019 | In the news

Modern Woodmen of America volunteers build wheelchair ramp for Roswell resident

(The Chattanoogan, Tenn.) – Modern Woodmen of America volunteers led by Representative Andrew McGarvey sponsored supplies and built a wheelchair ramp for Kathy Nolan. Ms. Nolan stated, “This ramp gave me my life back. Modern Woodmen is the best.”

Modern Woodmen of America volunteers build wheelchair ramp for Roswell resident
February 05, 2019 | In the news

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office hosting fundraiser for officer battling rare disorder

(KNBN NewsCenter1, S.D.) – The fundraiser includes a walking taco and bake sale, and all funds raised at the event will be matched up to $2,500 by Andy Bartling of Modern Woodmen. Additional contributions can be made to the Keith Fenner Benefit Account at any Black Hills Federal Credit Union location.

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office hosting fundraiser for officer battling rare disorder
January 16, 2019 | In the news

HACC, Woodmen team to help cancer patients

(Wilmington News Journal, Ohio) – The Clarksville Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America teamed up with the Health Alliance of Clinton County to help raise money to help support the Cancer Assistance Patient Assistance Program.

HACC, Woodmen team to help cancer patients
January 08, 2019 | Press release

Why life insurance matters for families

Insure Your Love this Valentine’s month! Learn why life insurance matters and hear stories from real Modern Woodmen members.

Why life insurance matters for families
December 31, 2018 | In the news

Coach, principal ‘Hometown Hero’ for volunteer work in community

(McCook Gazette, Neb.) – Gross was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for spending multiple hours serving on organizations such as McCook Chamber of Commerce, McCook Optimist, American Legion Baseball, McCook Midget Football, McCook Midget Baseball, and Rebel softball.

Coach, principal ‘Hometown Hero’ for volunteer work in community
December 26, 2018 | Press release

Modern Woodmen introduces new insurance product

My Whole Life, a new permanent life insurance plan offered by Modern Woodmen of America, is designed for those looking for strong guarantees and dividend growth, with benefits for individuals and families through their whole lives.

Modern Woodmen introduces new insurance product
December 13, 2018 | In the news

Axos Bank Signs Agreement to Acquire Deposits from MWABank

“MWABank has always made customer service its first priority,” says MWABank President and CEO Steve Ollenburg, “so we were very careful to find a good home for our customers. We believe we’ve found that in Axos Bank.”

November 29, 2018 | In the news

A knack for knitting

(Austin Daily Herald, Minn.) – As a Modern Woodmen member, Kimberly Case applied for and received Modern Woodmen of America’s Do-Good Grant, a new fraternal member benefit that provides $100 and planning resources for members to hold a volunteer event with friends and community members in their hometowns.

A knack for knitting
November 27, 2018 | In the news

Modern Woodmen employees donate 1,000 meals to Q-C organizations

(Quad-City Times, Iowa) – The employees packed 1,000 meals and delivered them to local families and six charitable organizations: Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley, YWCA of the Quad-Cities, YouthHope, Rock Island Center for Math and Science, Thurgood Marshall Learning Center and Kings Harvest Ministries.

Modern Woodmen employees donate 1,000 meals to Q-C organizations
November 26, 2018 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes

Robert C. Pollex, Perrysburg, Ohio, and William D. “Bo” Keltner, Jackson, Tennessee, have retired from Modern Woodmen of America’s Board of Directors. Brett M. Van, Coal Valley, Illinois, has been appointed to fill Keltner’s board position.

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes
November 26, 2018 | In the news

A hometown hero: SPD lieutenant presented with award

(Starkville Daily News, Miss.) – Modern Woodmen presented SPD Lt. Bill Lott with the Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero Award at the Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night. Lott was awarded for the tireless effort he put into the former 1990 Labor Day cold case, which became active with the arrest of suspect Michael Wayne Devaughn on Oct. 6.

A hometown hero: SPD lieutenant presented with award
November 20, 2018 | In the news

Modern Woodmen present check to shelter

(Wilmington News Journal, Ohio) – The Wilmington Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America teamed up with the Clinton County Homeless Shelter to help raise funds for the work of the shelter through the annual Cardboard City event.

Modern Woodmen present check to shelter
November 19, 2018 | In the news

Crocheting to benefit others

(The Daily Sentinel, Ohio) – Each year, members of the Modern Woodmen of America recognize the work of individuals in their community who are dedicated to serving others, and make a donation to a charity of the honored person’s choice. This year, Meigs County Chapter 7230 in Burlingham chose to honor King for her work during a surprise picnic in her honor; she named Chester Shade Historical Association as the recipient of the donation.

Crocheting to benefit others
October 01, 2018 | In the news

Modern Woodmen honor late firefighter as hometown hero

(Grainger Today, Tenn.) – Charlie Pratt, Modern Woodmen financial representative, presented the late Wayne Brown’s wife, Amy, and young son, Garrett, with a certificate and $100 to be donated to the Blaine Volunteer Fire Department.

Modern Woodmen honor late firefighter as hometown hero
October 01, 2018 | In the news

Modern Woodmen help in Florence cleanup

(Courier-Tribune, N.C.) – On Monday, Sept. 24, 26 Modern Woodmen of America representatives and members from central North Carolina met in Asheboro and traveled to Laurinburg, N.C. Under the direction of the “Baptist Men,” they spent the day tearing out Florence-damaged flooring, drywall and paneling at Word of Life Assembly of God.

Modern Woodmen help in Florence cleanup
September 20, 2018 | In the news

HWS students to paint mural

(Starkville Daily News, Miss.) – “Last spring Modern Woodmen contacted me, because they were interested in sponsoring a mural that showed community engagement, particularly with youth,” said Starkville Area Arts Council Executive Director John Bateman.

HWS students to paint mural
September 19, 2018 | In the news

Woodmen contribute to pool

(Emmett Messenger-Index, Idaho) – Modern Woodmen of America recently presented the Gem County Recreation District a check for $2,500 for the pool restoration fund. Regional representative Stephanie Jarvis said that the funds come from the financial organization’s many members within the community, even though the organization doesn’t have an office in Emmett.

Woodmen contribute to pool
September 01, 2018 | Press release

Do-Good Grant encourages Modern Woodmen members to make an impact

Members of Modern Woodmen of America have a new way to make a difference in their communities: the Do-Good Grant, a fraternal member benefit recently announced by the fraternal financial services organization.

Do-Good Grant encourages Modern Woodmen members to make an impact
August 31, 2018 | Press release

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

Visit our LIAM page for stats, tools, member stories and a message from Life Insurance Awareness Month 2018 spokesperson Danica Patrick.

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month
August 22, 2018 | In the news

Howell honored as ‘Hometown hero’

(McAlester News-Capital, Okla.) – Volunteering comes easy for Tabetha Howell. Still, she felt surprised when she received notification from a representative of Modern Woodmen of America that she is being honored for "countless hours of service to the community." Howell didn't know she was being considered for the honor until she received notification she had been designated as a hometown hero for her volunteer efforts.

Howell honored as ‘Hometown hero’
May 24, 2018 | Press release

2018 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 make an impact in their local communities!

2018 Make An Impact Scholarships winners announced
May 23, 2018 | In the news

Shepherd Police Chief Honored As Hometown Hero

(9&10 News, Mich.) – “We appreciate your contributions to our community, you are truly a hometown hero, so thank you,” says Gail Woodruff of Modern Woodmen of America. Each year Modern Woodmen of America gives back to the community and picks a local hero to honor.

Shepherd Police Chief Honored As Hometown Hero
May 22, 2018 | In the news

Mary Ellen Bishop celebrated as Hometown Hero

(The Standard Banner, Tenn.) – “I need to give back because so many people in my life have been willing to help me,” says Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero and extraordinary volunteer Mary Ellen Bishop. A luncheon at Shoney’s in Dandridge on May 11 honored Bishop for all she has done in her community.

Mary Ellen Bishop celebrated as Hometown Hero
May 18, 2018 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America holds 43rd National Convention

Modern Woodmen’s 43rd National Convention was June 18-20. At this quadrennial gathering, 190 member delegates discuss and vote on Modern Woodmen’s bylaws and elect its board of directors and other elective officers. It’s core to who we are as a fraternal organization.

Modern Woodmen of America holds 43rd National Convention
April 25, 2018 | In the news

Austin firefighters honored for saving child’s life

(Austin Daily Herald, Neb.) – The Modern Woodmen of America gave the Hometown Hero Award to three Austin firefighters on Monday evening at George’s Pizza. Firefighters Josh Kunze, Tim Hansen and Tom Schulte were presented the awards in recognition of their efforts to rescue a six-year-old girl on Feb. 27 after she fell through the ice at Mill Pond.

Austin firefighters honored for saving child’s life
April 24, 2018 | In the news

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Modern Woodmen work on projects at the club

(Sand Springs Leader, Okla.) – Jackson said the materials for the projects they completed Friday were donated by the local Modern Woodmen of America chapter. The group placed 30 bags of sand in the sandbox and was able to install the remaining five pallets of sod in the playground area with sod donated by Tulsa Sod and Grass.

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Modern Woodmen work on projects at the club
March 23, 2018 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America shares 2017 results

“Our financial products help members reach their goals and protect their futures, and our fraternal programs help support members and strengthen their hometowns,” said W. Kenny Massey, president and CEO. “That local focus is at the heart of who we are.”

Modern Woodmen of America shares 2017 results
March 21, 2018 | In the news

Modern Woodmen donates funds to Prairie Paws Rescue

The Jamestown Modern Woodmen chapter matched $2,500 to Prairie Paws Rescue from its recent Raise the Woof fundraiser, which raised a total of $8,945 including the matching contribution from the event on Feb. 3.

Modern Woodmen donates funds to Prairie Paws Rescue
March 20, 2018 | In the news

Modern Woodmen fundraiser for Children’s Museum of Branch County a success, raises over $3,000

The event, which included a Princess Tea Party with Disney Princess characters, a photo op and prize raffle, raised $3,146.54. This includes $500.00 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to put in a new agricultural exhibit at the museum.

Modern Woodmen fundraiser for Children’s Museum of Branch County a success, raises over $3,000
March 16, 2018 | Press release

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes

Darcy G. Callas, Moline, Illinois, will retire from Modern Woodmen of America’s board of directors effective April 1. Lester L. Bohnert, East Moline, Illinois, has been appointed to fill the board position.

Modern Woodmen of America announces board changes
March 12, 2018 | In the news

Williams honored as hometown hero

(The Paris Post-Intelligencer, Tenn.) – Paris Fire Chief Michael Williams was recently honored as hometown hero for his years of service to the Paris community. Williams was presented the award Thursday afternoon at Sweet Jordans on Volunteer Drive by Pastor Mark Kurtz of Paris First United Pentecostal Church and Tim Jordan of Modern Woodmen.

Williams honored as hometown hero
March 10, 2018 | In the news

Adding to the force

(WCBI, Miss.) – Hundreds filled the Attala County Coliseum Saturday and there was something for each of them. BBQ plates, a bake sale, an auction, bounce houses for the kids, and a dunking booth were all available for a small donation. In addition to the money raised Saturday, the department will also receive a $2,500 matching grant from the local Modern Woodmen Insurance Company.

Adding to the force
January 18, 2018 | In the news

Modern Woodmen honors local Hometown Hero

(The Jefferson County Post, Tenn.) – The Dandridge Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America recently honored Fred DeBord as a local hometown hero. Fred has sacrificially given back to our community for years.

Modern Woodmen honors local Hometown Hero
January 16, 2018 | In the news

Rockport man honored at ‘Hometown Hero’ for volunteer efforts

(The Courier Gazette/Camden Herald, Maine) – Rockport resident Juan Alcala has been honored as a Hometown Hero by Illinois-based Modern Woodmen of America. In a Jan. 16 press release, the organization profiled Alcala.

Rockport man honored at ‘Hometown Hero’ for volunteer efforts
January 05, 2018 | Press release

What do the Brooklyn Bridge, the first rodeo and Modern Woodmen have in common?

On Jan. 5, 1883, in Lyons, Iowa, Root founded Modern Woodmen of America, named after that inspirational story.

What do the Brooklyn Bridge, the first rodeo and Modern Woodmen have in common?
January 02, 2018 | Press release

Something for everyone at Bald Eagle Days, Jan. 5-7

Modern Woodmen of America, long-time sponsor, shares Wings of Life exhibit.

Something for everyone at Bald Eagle Days, Jan. 5-7
December 08, 2017 | In the news

Modern Woodmen, Talladega Rotary Club donate $500 to Talladega High School

(The Daily Home, Ala.) – Modern Woodmen, in partnership with the Talladega Rotary Club, donated $500 to the general education purposes of Talladega High School. Shown above are Cindy Pennington, Hughlena Obar, Chief Schools Financial Officer Arthur Watts and city Board of Education Chairman Jake Montgomery.

Modern Woodmen, Talladega Rotary Club donate $500 to Talladega High School
October 27, 2017 | In the news

South Charleston: City of ribbon cuttings

(Charleston Gazette-Mail, W.V.) – Over the last two years, the City of South Charleston has become the City of Ribbon Cuttings. The latest business to open, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, is the 100th one to open within the last two-and-a-half years in South Charleston, according to Bob Anderson, executive director of the South Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

South Charleston: City of ribbon cuttings
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 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

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

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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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