It began with a simple idea. People taking care of people.
Family, friends and neighbors coming together for the common good. It happened in towns and communities all across rural Texas; on the farms, country stores, community and church halls in remote places with little more than a dirt road.
Folks didn’t travel much, because a horse-drawn wagon was slow or early automobile unreliable on rough or soggy terrain. How many of you owe your existence to the midwife who helped deliver your great-grandparents?
Whether it was raising a barn, or caring for a sick neighbor, people relied upon each other because…… well, because they had to. Life was hard enough without help, and folks banding together was the best way to get things done. People were much closer back then, in spirit if not in distance. Community social events carried special significance and everyone attended and enjoyed the fellowship, for soon it was back to a solitary existence toiling in the fields or in the factory shop.
When a community member died, everyone pitched in to help. The plate was passed and donations came in to help with the funeral and the time afterwards. The assistance did not end with the death of the member, but continued in support of the surviving family. That is how social groups like Hermann Sons Life came into existence. People taking care of people.
In today’s world, funeral and associated costs can be upwards of $15,000 or more. Although it’s difficult to raise funds to pay for such an event in this day and age, Hermann Sons Life and its affiliated lodges and members provide assistance to families with visits, handy work and inclusion in lodge activities. We began as a social safety net for members in our communities, and continue to do so to this day. Our members, singly or collectively, doing good works for the betterment of others. It’s who we are.
In addition to the human element of providing assistance, we offer solid and affordable life insurance and annuity products which helps our members pay for the modern costs of paying funeral expenses and providing for the current and future financial protection of the family. In this and many other ways, we make a real difference in Texas communities. That is the Hermann Sons Life difference.
Call us at 800-234-4124 to learn more about how membership in our organization helps Texas families and communities.