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Making an impact during the pandemic

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.

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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.

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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.

Modern Woodmen members in Warrenton, North Carolina donated $1,000 to help a community food pantry

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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