This years food drive was a success! We fed almost 100 families that live in and around Temecula plus an additional 200 families in surrounding cities. In total the Temecula Freemasons along with the Brothers from Hemet and Menifee fed 300 families. Each family received enough food to last them twenty plus days during this holiday season.
Temecula worked in conjunction with a local nonprofit by the name of Community Mission of Hope to find the families in need. The early morning crew arrived at 7:30 AM to go retrieve and load the food from the local distribution areas.
Family members of all ages were present to help distribute the food with the youngest daughter being only 4 years old and the oldest Master Mason at 71 years old. There were also many helping hands from our local Jobs Daughters Bethel #165.
Our goal is to continue raising the number of families we can support each year. This year there was a small hiccup with the supplier which didn’t allow us to provide for as many families as initially hoped.
We raise money through Charity Golf tournaments put together by Worshipful Brother Allan Bowman and donations provided by Brothers throughout the year. This year a big thank you goes to TemCat Worshipful Brothers Carl Black and John Mc Goldrick because without them Temecula Catalina Island Lodge wouldn’t have been able to support even a single family.
This was a very successful year for local Community Outreach. Let us make an even bigger difference in 2019 with the support of each Brother of our lodge.
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