One of our responsibilities as Masons in Annandale is to improve the community in which we live. Masonic organizations all have charities that they donate time, effort, and money. Within our Elmer Timberman Lodge we have additional specific charities that we support.
Every year we give scholarships to deserving high school seniors to help them be successful in their college careers. We have a committee, which delivers applications to each of the neighborhood high schools. The Committee then reviews the submitted applications and awards scholarships. Throughout the year, the committee works to raise money for these children. We care about the future of our community and these young students are our future! If you would like more information on the scholarship program, please contact the Scholarship Corporation President, O. McNeil Marple via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masonic Home of Virginia
We also raise money for the Masonic Home of Virginia (MAHOVA) which cares for men and women, so they can enjoy their golden years with proper dignity and happiness. In addition to financial gifts to the home, we have collected over two thousand large print books, video, and audio devices with disks and tapes for their entertainment. We also raised money to purchase a large screen television for their viewing pleasure. Elmer Timberman Lodge has also has started a program to provide a bus for field trips. We care about our Seniors! If you would like more information on MAHOVA, or would like to donate to MAHOVA, please contact our MAHOVA Ambassador, Ridgley E. "Ed" Davis at (703) 354-7495.
In support of our Annandale volunteer fire department, we support their annual fire awareness week and provide Child-ID services, to fingerprint and photograph children. For each child, we develop a booklet to help the parents in case their child becomes lost. We care about our Children!
Blood Drives - Give Blood
Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood. From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The American Red Cross blood donor embodies this principle.To learn more about blood donation opportunities, speak with our Lodge Blood Coordinator, R.W. John Shroeder. Please contact him for more details at (703) 321-7047 or e-mail him at CmdrShroeder@AOL.com.