Letter of the month: December 2004
From: Suzanne Hnilo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Masonry Question
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:03:28 -0700
My stepfather, Robert Davis, was a 50-year Mason. I would like to
know how I can donate to the Masons' work for sick children in his
honor. Please advise. Thanks.
Associate Director, Auxiliaries Relations
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
770 Welch Road, Suite 150
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Visit our website: www.lpfch.org
To: "Hnilo, Suzanne" <Suzanne.Hnilo@LPFCH.ORG>
Subject: Re: Masonry Question
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:03:28 PDT."
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 22:35:38 -0500
Dear Ms Hnilo,
First of all, let me apologize for this late reply. I have only
recently discovered a misplaced email folder on my computer. I am sorry
to be so tardy in reply.
Next, I think you might look into the Shriners' Hospitals. The
"Shrine" (full name, "Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic
Shrine") is a social and charitable society within Freemasonry. That
is, being a Mason is a requirement for becoming a Shriner.
The Shriners support a network of 22 children's hospitals around the
country. Some are dedicated to orthopaedic care and others to severe
burns treatment. Remarkably, *all* treatment is always absolutely free,
no charge, to the patients and their families.
There is a Shriners Burns Hospital here in Boston and I would like to
tell you about their work. Besides providing amazing miraculous
treatment to severely burned children, the burns hospitals also perform
and support world-class research in burn care, research that has led to
improved burns treatment, survival, reconstruction, and recovery for
burns victims around the world. The burns hospitals also provide
educational and psychological support for their young patients, as well
as for their families, friends, and schoolmates, in order to ease the
terrible trauma of severe burn injury and the long road to recovery for
You can read more about them at http://www.shrinershq.org/hospitals/geninfo.html
and about some patient "success stories" at http://www.shrinershq.org/patients/
Masonic lodges all over the USA make regular donations to the network
of Shrine Hospitals, and those hospitals make us proud to play that
vital supporting role.
Could this be the charity you're looking for to honor your stepfather's
memory? I hope so. Please let me know what you think.
| Gary L. Dryfoos <email@example.com>| Ocean Lodge AF&AM, Saugus, MA (PM)
| P.O.Box 425400, Camb, MA 02142 | Mt. Scopus Lodge AF&AM, Malden, MA (PM)
| | Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, MIT, MA
| "A Page About Freemasonry" | Internet Lodge #9659, E. Lancs UGLE
| http://mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry/ | 32nd; MPS; B'hood o/t Blue Forget-Me-Not
| | RWG Rep.GL Russia near GL Massachusetts
| "...one sacred band, or society of Friends and Brothers, among
| whom no contention should ever exist, save that noble contention,
| or rather emulation, of who best can work and best agree."
P.S. I wish I could give you an e-mail address to contact them, but
there doesn't seem to be one anywhere on their website. There
are some addresses and phone numbers though.
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