Frequently Asked Questions

How and when did the 100 Club begin?
In Detroit, a businessman asked 100 of his friends and associates to help the family of a slain police officer. It began in 1952. Since then, 100 Clubs have chapters that have sprouted in many cities across the country.

Can active Police and Firemen become members?
Yes, there are a lot of active officers that want to help their fellow officers.

Don't the police and fire departments provide insurance benefits to employees who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty?
Most all provide some type of insurance, but when an untimely death occurs the family needs funds immediately for emergency expenses. Death benefits can sometimes be delayed for months.
Where does the money come from to fund the 100 Club?
Funds are raised through individual and corporate memberships, donations and special events.
What does the 100 Club do?
The 100 Club provides immediate financial support to law enforcement officers, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel that are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
How do I join the 100 Club, and is my membership fee tax deductible?
You may get information by clicking on the "Memberships Available" link on the home page. The 100 Club of Grundy County is an exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code with a tax identification number of 91-2199223.
Is the 100 Club part of a law enforcement agency?
No. The 100 Club is a private Illinois non-for-profit Corporation which operates through volunteers.
How long does my membership run?
Individual and Corporate memberships are based upon the calendar year (with a 3 year commitment). Founding Members and Charter Members allow for a one-time contribution for life. Founding Members will be limited to the first 20 persons or entities.
May I make a donation to the 100 Club without applying for a membership?
Yes. Donations are accepted, and may be made for a specific person or his/her family.
Will the 100 Club decal keep me from getting a ticket?
No. The decal is a visual sign of support for those persons that put their lives on the line daily so we can have a safe community.
What happens when tragedy strikes?
Within 24 hours of a tragedy, a representative of the 100 Club delivers a check in the amount of $5,000 for immediate expenses. Later, depending on the need, the 100 Club may provide further assistance for the family.
What else can the 100 Club do beyond direct financial support to families?
The 100 Club may also provide equipment directly to various emergency service agencies that could help save a life (ie. bullet-proof vests, portable defibrillators, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, communications equipment, etc.)

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