lodge brother needed help from both the lodge and MOS. Her
husband was already living in a care facility. She had run out of
savings and was about to be evicted from her apartment; moreover, she could no longer safely live by herself. While MOS
located a care facility and worked out a budget, Green rallied a
crew of lodge members to move her belongings.
“The brother had not been at the lodge for a long time; most
of us had never met him. But the guy was a brother and that’s
what we do – we help our fraternal family,” Green says. “I think
people join Masonry for different reasons. I like helping folks.
You can look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘Today; I helped
somebody who didn’t have anywhere else to turn.’”
They have reconnected numerous brothers
and widows with our fraternal family.
Timothy Green, the brother who leads
the initiative at La Mesa Lodge No. 407,
explains that sometimes outreach is just a
matter of knowing who to call when a member has a small need, such as a wheelchair.
Other times, outreach requires help from
MOS. In a recent case, the elderly wife of a
TIMOTHY GREEN FINDS HELPING PEOPLE TO BE ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING ASPECTS OF FREEMASONRY.