reply to post by getreadyalready
They just remodeled and expanded the local Shriner hospital here in Portland.. it's incredibly nice, World class facilities and it's all 100% free.
And it's not just burns, it's cancer, amputees, rehabilitation, essentially any devastating effect on a child the Shriners help. It's excellent
proof of what can be accomplished through donations.
Some people would say that it's a "front" to show charity while we erm .. do secret evil things and what not.. that is simply stupidity to an
extreme. My lodge in Ohio supported the Special Olympics, among others, the Olympics was a state wide GL initiative .. Masons fund the vast majority
of the games, there is a huge parade in Columbus once a year and the kids get a chance to compete. Without Masons, it wouldn't happen. The thing
about Masonry is that we besides the Shriner hospitals, we don't publicly strut around telling people what we support. In reality it's numerous
programs and funds, charities and facilities.