Masonic Service Association of
North America conducts an active Hospital Volunteer Program in more than
157 Veterans Administration Medical Centers, several state operated Veterans
Homes, and in a number of Military Hospitals in the United States and other
countries, using hundreds of volunteers who contribute more than one quarter
million volunteer hours of service each year. This program is wholly financed
by the voluntary contributions of Masons and Masonic Bodies. More than nine
million dollars have been expended in the operation of this Program since
"Little things mean a lot": a friendly
smile, a warm handclasp, an embrace and a kind word can do as much for those
who are lonely and depressed in a hospital or a nursing home as all the
medicine that the doctors can prescribe. Particularly for veterans who may be
without families, these Hospital Visitors provide a link with the outside
world which is critical. The friendships formed and the appreciation of those
who are hospitalized, sometimes for life, are a wonderful 'paycheck' for the
work done. The Hospital Visitation Program is a vital part of the Fraternity
that deserves your attention and needs your immediate help.
HERE'S HOW TO GET INVOLVED!
If you have time and want to become involved
in a program that will give you a feeling of self-satisfaction and pride,
knowing you are helping those who cannot help themselves, write to us. This
program will help to make your life more meaningful!
We also have many pamphlets and digests available. Our
Short Talk Bulletin has been described as the widest distributed Masonic
publication in the world.
We also serve as a collection point for disaster relief when
a jurisdiction asks us to issue an appeal. We do not deduct anything for
that service; either administrative fees or costs of sending thank you
letters to donors.
Service Association of North America
3905 National Drive, Suite 280
or contact them from their web site above. It's a wonderful