Natural Disaster Benefit

Disaster Relief

Since a tidal wave hit Galveston, TX, in 1900, we’ve been helping communities recover from natural disasters.

When our members are the ones hurt by natural disasters, Woodmen of the World offers a Natural Disaster Benefit to help them rebuild.

Watch our Natural Disaster Benefit Video.

Disaster Relief Assistance

Woodmen of the World members, through their local chapters, offer disaster assistance and become part of Woodmen of the World's nationwide network of volunteers. The worst in nature brings out the best in human nature, and our members lead the way by making monetary donations, serving food and water, helping clean up and make repairs, and offering shelter.

Woodmen of the World chapters make trailers, generators, emergency supplies and facilities available to their local Red Cross chapters for use during disasters.

Woodmen of the World Natural Disaster Benefit

Woodmen of the World cares for our members in times of need, which is why we're proud to offer our members a natural disaster benefit. Members affected by natural disasters may be eligible to receive this fraternal benefit.

Natural disasters include, but are not limited to:

  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildfires
  • Forest fires
  • Earthquakes
  • Floods

The following qualifications apply:

  • A member may receive only one benefit per primary residence per year, regardless of the number of good-standing members living at the residence.
  • Damage to the member's primary residence (or contents if member is renting) must be at least $10,000, with the benefit being one percent of said damage.
  • Minimum benefit is $100 and maximum is $500.
  • Member must submit application within one year from date of loss.
  • Member (also the homeowner or renter) must be in good standing.
  • Woodmen of the World will have sole discretion in determining the payee of the fraternal benefit.

How to Apply:

To apply for this special Disaster Relief Fraternal Benefit, simply:

  • Complete a Disaster Relief Fraternal Benefit Application (58k PDF)
  • Mail the completed application along with documentation of your loss to:

    Woodmen of the World
    Fraternal Outreach Division
    1700 Farnam Street
    Omaha, NE 68102

Need More Information?

If you have questions or need more information about this benefit, please call:

Woodmen of the World Customer Service Center
Call Toll-free at 1-800-225-3108

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Time

Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time

 

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