How this all started
The 100 Club concept goes back to 1950, when Detroit auto dealer Bill Packer learned of a police widow who was struggling financially in the wake of her husband’s death. Determined to help, Packer reached for his checkbook – and also reached out to 100 friends and associates, asking them to contribute $100 apiece. They responded enthusiastically, and the first 100 Club was born.
The idea caught on, and soon more local 100 Clubs were founded all across the country, including here in Martin County. Here our roots go back to 1993, when a group of concerned citizens decided to begin building a local fund for the families of Martin County law enforcement and fire rescue personnel.
We invite you to join us in this worthwhile tradition.
Who we are
The 100 Club of Martin County is a group of local community leaders and volunteers – people like you who care about our community’s law enforcement and fire rescue heroes, and want to give them a little peace of mind as they risk their lives on our behalf. We are a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. We’re strictly local – and we’re firmly committed to helping our local first responders.
We invite you to help us in this important work by joining the 100 Club as an individual, corporate or lifetime member, or by making either a one-time or recurring donation.
To find out more about how you can help, click here.
How we operate
The 100 Club keeps a fairly low profile – we prefer to focus on our mission. We also keep our expenses to the bare minimum – most of our expenses are covered by direct donations or in-kind contributions. That means you can be sure virtually every penny of your membership dues or donation will be set aside for benefits to the families of fallen first responders in Martin County.
In addition to providing benefits directly to first responders’ families and dependents, The 100 Club also organizes other activities and community events to support Martin County law enforcement and fire rescue organizations.