Charity Project for South Huron District 2017/2018

As Your District Deputy Grand Master I am endorsing a local project that is important to all Generations and the Masonic Foundation has accepted the Charity, supporting each Dollar with an extra 10%.

The ‘Jessica House’ www.jessicashouse.ca is a hospice facility that started with Jessica a 22 year old women dying on a rare Cancer. This triggered the family to start the project together with the South Huron Hospital Foundation. The tremendous support from donation of Land to in a couple of years raising 2,5Million $ to start out is remarkable.

Brethren, take a few minutes and have a serious look through the Website to get an impression. History, Vision, Plans and connection is well laid out and I am not repeating it on this Blog.

We all can face sudden critical illnesses for various reasons, and it does not stop at age. A beloved one or ourselves want to know that we can be cared in respect and the Love we need at the time. I believe it is imperative for us as Masons to support a charity like this and, also, ensure it will carry our Name as well to show again for what we stand. Hope Charity and Love.

Following are two paragraphs that I want you to consider and perhaps it sparks you to go to their Website to read more….

Jessica’s House has a very special meaning for the South Huron community, named in honour of 22-year-old Jessica Hamather who lost her life in 2015 to an extremely rare cancer. Maria Hamather, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee believes that this community hospice is an important goal for South Huron. “Our family fully supports the plans to create a beautiful residential hospice in South Huron, providing much needed support for families during a difficult time. We are proud to work on this project with the South Huron Hospital Foundation and we know Jessica would have loved this wonderful and peaceful space. We are thankful to the Bean Family for this generous commitment to make Jessica’s House a reality, and to our amazing community for all of its support”.

Jessica’s House will act as the heart of palliative support services including both current programs and an expanded set of services such as: Day Wellness programs for individuals diagnosed with life threatening illnesses, a Bereavement Support program, Horticultural Therapy Sessions, a Men’s Prostate Cancer Support group, a Suicide Support group, and a Children’s Bereavement Support program. Patients and their families will come to the hospice for the compassionate, medical, and emotional care that they need at the end-of-life.

Read more www.jessicashouse.ca

 

In order to make a donation please ensure you make a donation to the Masonic Foundation with the Charity Number 2625. You will receive a tax rec and your donation will be topped up. Any questions please contact our Chairman for Masonic Foundation W.Bro. Leroy Harrison.

 

R.W. Brother Friedhelm Hoffmann

District Deputy Grand Master South Huron