About the 100 Club
The concept of the 100 Club was born in Detroit in 1952. Following the fatal shooting of a young Detroit officer, a gentleman by the name of William M. Packer, the largest Pontiac Dealer in the nation, who was a friend of the Police Commissioner, wrote to 100 of his friends encouraging them to donate to a fund for the fallen officer. The response was 100%. Packer and the Commissioner met with the expectant widow, reviewed her finances and arranged to pay off the mortgage on their home recently purchased in 1952, all the bills, set up an education account for the yet unborn child and deposited $7,000 in the widows checking account.
The 100 Club – Providing Assistance At A Moments Notice
When tragedy strikes, the effects are swift and devastating. The 100 Club of Anne Arundel County (a 501 (c) (3) organization) recognizes the need to respond immediately with support and understanding. Whatever the need – financial, advisory or moral support, the 100 Club is there to ease the pain of the family of a firefighter, law enforcement officer or emergency medical service personnel killed in the line of duty.