Members of the District Grand Lodge of Masons for Newfoundland and Labrador made a presentation to the Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland recently. The gift will go towards helping those members of the LDANL who suffer from dyslexia.
The Masons support assistance to those with dyslexia and even run their own centres to help dyslexic people across Canada.
“We feel very fortunate today to have been the recipients of a generous donation from the Masons. This will help us run our tutoring program and is so greatly appreciated,’’ LDANL executive director Edie Dunphy said in a news release.
Freemasonry is known as a fraternity devoted to high ideals and benevolence. Masons assist distressed brethren and their families as well as those not connected to the fraternity.
A large part of its charitable work is directed towards assisting with the welfare of the aged, widows and orphans. Many lodges support local charitable projects and scholarship programs while masons serve as community volunteers and quietly extend help for countless thousands.