Sept. 15, 2017
Donations, service projects and fraternal member benefit help those in need
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.
Modern Woodmen members are collecting donations during their September chapter, Summit chapter and youth service club events. (Chapters and clubs are membership groups that promote community involvement.) These collections will be donated to organizations helping survivors of both hurricanes. Modern Woodmen’s corporate office has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to support members’ endeavors.
Fundraisers and service projects
Members in the affected areas may use chapter funds to meet immediate needs and may hold a fundraising event through Modern Woodmen’s Natural Disaster Matching Fund Program. Through the program, members who coordinate a community fundraiser to help with hurricane relief can have a portion of the proceeds matched by Modern Woodmen.
Fraternal Aid Fund
Modern Woodmen offers fraternal benefits to support members and their families, including those who are unable to pay their life insurance premiums due to financial hardship after a disaster. Members affected by the recent hurricanes can apply to have their premiums covered for a limited time through Modern Woodmen’s Fraternal Aid Fund. Modern Woodmen has reached out to members in the most impacted areas with instructions on how to apply for the benefit.
About Modern Woodmen
Modern Woodmen serves members for life. The tax-exempt fraternal benefit society offers life insurance, annuity and investment* products to improve the quality of life of its members, their families and their communities. In turn, members make an impact through social, educational and volunteer activities. In 2016, Modern Woodmen provided $21.7 million and 562,388 member volunteer hours for fraternal activities and programs nationwide.
* Securities offered through MWA Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Modern Woodmen of America
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