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A Heartfelt Donation

While working with Gene (Muskingum Lodge #368) and Elaine Edgell, the Resource Center learned of a scooter that once belonged to a resident at Western Reserve Masonic Community and was donated by his family upon his passing. Liaison DeAnna Kinney was working with Elaine, and knew that she would benefit from a scooter as she had numerous health issues and the scooter was needed to allow for better mobility. A request was made to the 18th District Masonic Volunteer Committee and volunteers, Dave and Martha Purkey, made the 2 hour trip each way from Zanesville to NE Ohio, picked up the scooter and delivered it to this couple. Upon delivery, it was determined that the scooter, while in excellent condition, still needed a new battery. MVP Dave Purkey was able to coordinate with his Eastern Star Chapter, Muskingum #485, to secure funds for a new battery. The OES Chapter also purchased a scooter carrier for the back of the couple’s vehicle, allowing easy access to transportation for medical appointments and running errands. The Resource Center staff and the Edgells would like to thank and acknowledge the generous gift of this scooter from the Berteau family and the late Ronald White of Theodore Breck Lodge #714. Their kind donation is most appreciated.

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