As 2020 comes to a close and we begin a new year, we can't help but look back on what the year brought not only to The Ohio Masonic Home but the world as a whole. This has been a year of challenge. If there is a silver lining to the obstacles that 2020 has brought, it would be how our residents, staff, and Fraternity have stepped up and united to meet these challenges and proven the power of adaptability
I could not be more proud of our employees' efforts during these past few months. I have been inspired by the dedication, selflessness, and resilience seen across our organization. Our staff and their commitment to our community members, clients, and each other is the embodiment of our mission and who we are as an organization.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have taken action and made informed decisions that support and benefit our community. At the first sign of COVID-19, we prioritized spending where it was needed most and have purchased Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for our staff, their families, our clients, and community members so no one would lack the protection needed. We've even been able to assist hospitals, childcare facilities, and first responder organizations in providing supplies for their employees by donating much needed PPE. Our number one priority has always been to keep our community members, clients, employees, and their families safe and protected.
The staff of the Ohio Masonic Home Resource Center and Ohio Masonic Home Foundation have worked diligently to keep our residents connected to their family and friends. Our Powering the Connection initiative has provided hundreds of devices to our residents, fostering a sense of hope, security, and connectivity. Thank you to all who have supported this initiative and made this possible!
Throughout the pandemic, we have been working diligently to enhance services provided through the Resource Center and our communities with updated space and amenities. We are always here to assist you, and we encourage you to reach out at any time. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy, and thank you again for all you do for our Ohio Masonic Home.
Brother Scott Buchanan
CEO, The Ohio Masonic Home