The Desire to Do Good

The purpose of life is to contribute in some small way to making things better. At their core, all individuals, especially Freemasons, have the desire to do good, to feel as if they are making a positive impact on the world around them. This intrinsic quality is the foundation for volunteerism.

This quality is pervasive in the many volunteers at The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation. Whether serving on one of our Rose SPRIGs, Supporting People, Reinvesting In Good, working with a group of like-minded friends toward a specific cause, or a fraternal organization that chooses to benefit The Ohio Masonic Home, we are thankful for the generosity of your time and talents.

We are amazed at the creativity shown by Amy Young, Chairwoman, and the Medina SPRIG for their work in soliciting financial support in an amazing show of love and kindness during a week-long recognition of some of our Heroes Without a Cape, our Western Reserve employees.

We have been deeply touched by the NE Ohio fundraising team (comprised of John and Bonnie Youngblood, Roger and Jane Edgington and Jean Lee) that adopted the Powering the Connection tablet campaign in an effort to keep our community members from feeling isolated and alone. They can now connect with family and friends. They can look into their eyes as they express their feelings of love.

A shout-out also to Chairwoman Becky Vincent and our first SPRIG in Waterville, OH for their ingenuity and flexibility as they battled through the pandemic to host a successful raffle in support of The Home.

And finally, we want to thank the men of Anthony Lodge as they worked tirelessly to secure a location for the second annual Ohio Masonic Home Car Show. Unfortunately, with social distancing limitations still in place, they will not be able to reap the reward of their efforts until 2021. Please mark your calendars now for Labor Day, 2021 at the Springfield Masonic Community.

At the Ohio Masonic Home we are thoroughly blessed by a community of volunteers that give our community members and clients the tools, resources and support they need to live healthy, safe and independent lifestyles at home, or at one of our three beautiful Masonic communities.

I ask, “Have you ever wondered about what to do with all of your free time? Thought about how to share your professional experience and personal hobbies to help others?” Well, look no further! Simply contact Jesse Pertee, Assistant Director of Volunteer Programming at The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation at 937-717-8071 or via email at jpertee@ohiomasonichome.org, and he will help get you connected to the opportunities and activities of your choice at The Ohio Masonic Home.

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