Watch this video recognizing 2018 donors to the the No Mason Left Behind Project–We appreciate you!
Recognizing 2018 Major Gifts From Masonic Organizations
We are delighted to recognize the outstanding donations of ten Masonic Lodges, Chapters, Councils, and OES Chapters in 2018.
In 2018, the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas fulfilled an annual commitment to aging Masons with a donation of $5,000 to the No Mason Left Behind Project. Since 1911, this organization has owned and operated the Texas Masonic Retirement Center for the purpose of providing quality care to senior Texas Masons. In continuing to provide for daily needs and more, this organization offers the best quality care possible along with ideal surroundings for older Texas Masons and their qualified loved ones.
In donating at the major gift level of $1,000 to $4,999 in 2018, the following nine Masonic organizations made a valuable difference in helping provide care for aging Masons and their loved ones. These organizations have gone above and beyond in their fundraising and their generosity. We are grateful, as are the residents helped by their kindness:
Arlington Assembly #189, SOOB
Dallas Chapter #47/Council #18
Family Day Planning Team
German Masonic Charitable Foundation
Hill City Lodge #456
Lyle L. Cross York Rite College #147
Midlothian Chapter #211 RAM/Council #148
Rose of Sharon Council #49
TMRC Daylight Chapter OES #1145
For more than 100 years, generous Masonic Lodges, other Masonic organizations, and individual Masons have helped provide older Texas Masons and their loved ones with a welcoming home, delicious meals, fun activities, and more more–for their entire lifetime–at Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
Your gift to the No Mason Left Behind Project helps provide care for Texas Masons and their qualified family members who may be facing desperate poverty or unsafe living conditions in their later years. We fight this tragedy together through the No Mason Left Behind Project. Read true-life stories of Ben, Anna, Martin, Ruth Ann, and Joe–all now enjoying life at Texas Masonic Retirement Center because of donations like yours.
With your $50 gift or more to the No Mason Left Behind Project, your Lodge name is added to our Honor Roll 2019 (donation year begins Sept. 1, 2018 and ends Aug. 31, 2019). Plus, you’re eligible for wall plaques, desktop awards, certificates, and more honors based on your level of giving. A summary of Lodge or other Masonic organization recognition awards is included below.
Texas Masonic Retirement Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You are welcome to use our secure online credit card donation service – just press the “Donate Online Now” button below. Or, you may print out a donation form and mail it in.
As all generations live longer, you can expect the need for charitable care services to continue to rise. Your support helps provide all-inclusive 24 hour-a-day/7 day-a-week accommodations at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, including medical services and nursing care.. The cost of these benefits exceeds $2.5 million annually.
To help you understand the tremendous difference your Lodge makes by supporting the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, we share the stories of two of our residents, with names changed to protect their privacy:
If help hadn’t come along at the time, there’s no telling where I would be. I didn’t want to be a street person, but I was headed that way. —Joe Barnett, Retired Printer – Family Provider, Steadfast Mason
At 92, Joe’s finances had been mismanaged by relatives. With his water shut off, little food in the house, and no telephone, he was in trouble. As a WWII veteran, steadfast Mason, and career printer, Joe had been a solid citizen all his life. He provided for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
With support like yours, we helped him move into Texas Masonic Retirement Center.Joe gained thirty pounds in the first month of regular meals and loving care. Today, his twinkling eyes and broad smile say plenty about the life-altering generosity of Texas Masons and the safe haven offered by commitment like yours to the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Center.My house was broken into and ransacked. Thank God, I wasn’t home at the time, but I became afraid of living alone. —Lily Moore, Retired Nurse
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Our residents enjoy and benefit from your donations of many different items. We pass your donations on to our residents, all free-of-charge. We welcome your donations of:
If you would like more information on donating to Texas Masonic Retirement Center, we invite you to call Gary Blair, Superintendent, at 817.275.2893. We also encourage you to learn more about our services through our video tour, brochure, list of services, and more.