Lodge Outreach

 
 

A few years ago, Danny Honniball read an annual report story about an elderly California Mason who’d been secretly living in his car for a decade, until one day he landed in the emergency room. When the hospital phoned the number listed as next of kin, they reached his lodge. His brothers and Masonic Outreach […]

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Every year, scores of Masons and their wives move to the Coachella Valley to retire – often, after a lifetime of service to lodges elsewhere. Last year, Palm Springs Lodge No. 693 vowed to support them all. Led by Arman Ordian, the lodge’s Outreach Committee compiled a list of elder brothers [...]

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Two years ago, William Young left the damp green of Scotland for the high desert of California, fulfilling his wife’s dream to return to the place she grew up. He left behind his homeland, his home lodge, his business, and his way of life. But he found one place in California that felt [...]

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Jack and Kathy* have been married 71 years. He is 92. She is 93. They have traveled the world, have raised two children, and have grown old together. And then last year, in an unexpected turn of events, they learned that they had to vacate their home of 14 years. Neither could manage the [...]

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On a Sunday afternoon in Corona, 10 members of Temescal Palms Lodge No. 314 gathered in the home of a Mason and his mother, and presented their brother with an award for pioneering in Masonry. Confined to a wheelchair from birth, Newton Hill “Bill” Gosser exceeded many expectations throughout [...]

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“I was raised to always take care of my family. I just never dreamed I would have to use Masonic Outreach Services.” For the past five years, Edward* has been at the side of his wife. Better and worse, health and sickness, he has cooked, cleaned, managed the finances, and driven the long hours to […]

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Joe* was just doing his job when the accident happened. He was completing a routine day of police work, out patrolling the streets, when a car slammed into him. The impact left him with kidney damage, and tipped off a series of medical issues. His health eroded with each passing year, until he was forced […]

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At age 89, after living alone comfortably for three decades, Mary* slipped and fell. For three terrifying days, she laid on the floor. She couldn’t get up or even move. She had no family; no one who would worry when they didn’t hear from her. She was helpless. Mary’s husband had passed in 1974. [...]

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FAQs about Masonic Senior Outreach Services

What is Masonic Senior Outreach Services (MSOS)? MSOS provides free assistance to Masonic family members ages 60+, connecting clients with the services and resources they need to stay healthy and safe at home or in their home community. MSOS is direct relief, one of the oldest forms of Masonic [...]

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FAQs about Masonic Family Outreach Services (MFOS)

What is Masonic Family Outreach Services (MFOS)? MFOS provides free assistance finding services and resources for families struggling with today’s complex issues, such as the needs of a special-needs child, or economic events like job loss or foreclosure. The goal of MFOS is to help fraternal [...]

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