Members help organizations impacted by COVID-19
Social-distancing efforts caused Modern Woodmen to temporarily modify our chapter and youth service club events nationwide. However, our members continue to make a local impact during the COVID-19 crisis.
With the COVID-19 Relief Program, Modern Woodmen gave chapters, Summit chapters and youth service clubs access to funds to make a direct monetary donation to local nonprofit and public organizations. Members donated nearly $1.1 million to community causes through the program.
Modern Woodmen members helped many community organizations continue their important work during this difficult time. Here are just a few of the donations made to help local helpers.
Lewiston, Maine: A local chapter donated COVID-19 Relief funds to the Auburn Fire Department to purchase supplies for first responders.
Austin, Texas: Linda Ayotte, financial representative from Austin, Texas, delivered lunch to the essential staff of a local school.
Perry, Michigan: Club members donated funds to The House of Promise, a nonprofit organization that aids survivors of human trafficking. The funds helped upgrade technology to accommodate video appointments with therapists.
Honey Grove, Texas: Representing the Honey Grove chapter, Diane Stegall, managing partner and activities coordinator, delivered cleaning supplies, toilet paper and other essential items to a domestic violence shelter.
Forrest City, Arkansas: A local chapter’s donation helped purchase testing tents at the Lee County Free Clinic.
Cary, North Carolina: Chapter members donated funds to Doorway to Hope, an organization that provides meals and necessary resources to at-risk youth and low-income families.
Starkville, Mississippi: On behalf of several regional Modern Woodmen chapters, Barbara Coats, financial representative and activities coordinator, delivered more than $3,000 to Christian World Mission provide meals for food-insecure households.
Redfield, South Dakota: A local chapter donated COVID-19 Relief funds to Community Memorial Hospital for equipment needs.
Jamestown, Ohio: The local chapter’s COVID-19 Relief funds helped Highland County Senior Center buy supplies for elderly community members who were unable to shop.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: The Modern Woodmen office in Grand Rapids chipped in to donate cat food, dog toys and more to a local animal shelter.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Club members donated COVID-19 Relief funds to Lighthouse Youth Center, who supplied virtual tutoring for kids who needed help with homework.
Jacksonville, Florida: The local chapter’s COVID-19 Relief funds helped purchase personal protective equipment for Community Hospice & Palliative Care.
Ozark, Missouri: Club members donated funds to Safe to Sleep, a nonprofit organization that aids domestic violence victims.
Canton, Georgia: Garth Gherardini, financial representative and activities coordinator, delivered $1,000 to Clayton Elementary School through his Modern Woodmen chapter.
Zoneton, Kentucky: A local chapter’s COVID-19 Relief funds helped purchase Chromebooks for middle school students to aid e-learning efforts.
Wilmington, Ohio: Donations from Modern Woodmen members helped those experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic and helped purchase supplies for residents of a local homeless shelter.
West Columbia, South Carolina: Representative Richard Miller delivered pizzas from a local restaurant to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation.
Harlan, Iowa: The Modern Woodmen chapter in Harlan donated $1,000 to help West Central Community Action support local families.
Warrenton, North Carolina: Members donated $1,000 to help a community food pantry fill their shelves.
Sugar Grove, Illinois: Members donated funds to help provide lunches and activity bags for seniors.
Lubbuck, Texas: Members’ donations helped provide over 3,000 meals for families seeking food assistance.
Rhinelander, Wisconsin: Members donated $1,000 to an organization that checks in on homebound and isolated individuals.
Springfield, Ohio: Members donated to Autumn Trails Stable Therapeutic Riding Program, which offers therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs, veterans and first responders.
Denver, Colorado: Members contributed to a local initiative to donate and distribute protective masks for those who need them.
Mount Vernon, Illinois: Financial representative Jane Wayer purchased lunch for the behavioral health department of a local hospital.
La Sueur, Minnesota: Members donated to the Henderson Area Food Share, which provides meals for food-insecure individuals and families.
Douglasville, Georgia: Chapter members donated to Hope Thru Soap, an organization that offers hot showers, haircuts, food and clothing to those in need.
Beaver Dam and Waupun, Wisconsin: Local members donated to two nonprofit organizations in the area: The Gathering Source and Waupun Food Pantry.
Chickasha, Oklahoma: Members coordinated a no-contact food drive to help stock the Chickasha Food Pantry.
Richardsville, Kentucky: Members donated to The Good Deeds Club, which serves meals to those in need.
Allenton, Wisconsin: Financial representative Danny Frey II is providing sidewalk chalk and cookies for people to decorate sidewalks with inspirational hearts.
Honey Grove, Texas: Members donated to the SAFE-T Crisis Center to help survivors of domestic violence.
Lena, Louisiana: The Modern Woodmen chapter donated funds to the United Way of Central Louisiana.
Alpine, California: Members helped fund impactful community events by donating to Project Boon.
Greenbrier, Arkansas: Donated funds from the local chapter benefited Springhill Elementary School’s VIP program.
Hagerstown, Maryland: Members assembled and donated snack bags for health professionals at Meritus Medical Center.
Boulder, Colorado: Members donated canned goods and nonperishable items to the Emergency Family Assistance Association.
Jacksonville, North Carolina: Members gave a donation to help provide lunch for military members in North Carolina during Military Appreciation Month.
Williamsburg, Ohio: A chapter donated funds to help staff at Ohio Living Cape May who are experiencing financial hardship.
Littleton, New Hampshire: Chapter members donated $1,000 to Jen's Friends, which helps community members battling cancer.
California City, California: Members donated to All Peoples, an organization that offers art programs for youth enrichment.
Branson, Missouri: The local chapter donated funds to Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society to purchase food and other supplies for their animals.
Georgetown, Kentucky: Financial representative Ashli Morris donated wish-list items to Old Friends, an organization that cares for retired horses.
South Charleston, Ohio: Young members sent cookies and cards to the Madison Township Fire and EMS department.
Weatherford, Oklahoma: Members donated funds to the Pioneer Center’s nutrition program, which will help kick off a virtual fundraiser for the organization.
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