As part of The Ohio Masonic Home’s ongoing commitment to the greater Dayton community, and in collaboration with the local Masonic Fraternity, The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation and The Dayton Masonic Center Foundation have joined together to provide financial support to help seniors in distress as a result of the recent tornado damage.
Together, the two organizations, will donate over $100,000.
“As a leading senior living provider in the region, The Ohio Masonic Home, understands the challenges facing many older adults. Our mission is to be ‘the living expression of our Masonic Values – We serve as the trusted partner to help people age respectfully.’ By partnering with The Dayton Masonic Center Foundation, we are able to fulfill our mission and help those 55 and better in need,” stated Steve Petitjean, Executive Director of The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation.
One of the guiding tenets of Freemasonry is providing charitable relief and aid to those in distress. After witnessing the devastation to the Dayton communities, The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation and The Dayton Masonic Center Foundation, recognized they have an obligation to provide support.
“Ohio Freemasons and The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation want to challenge others to come along side us to help all of those impacted by the Memorial Day tornadoes. Help us get those affected back into their homes, both old and new. Together we can accomplish great things and continue to improve our communities,” continued Petitjean.
The two organizations are excited to announce the development of “The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation Tornado Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation.” It will be funded with a grant of $100,000 from The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation and $10,000 from The Dayton Masonic Center Foundation. The purpose of this fund is to aid the efforts of non-profit organizations directly helping individuals aged 55 and older in need. Both organizations encourage other community leaders to consider making a grant to The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation Tornado Relief Fund, or The Dayton Foundation’s Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund, which supports long-term tornado relief and rebuilding efforts of nonprofit organizations that are helping all individuals impacted by the tornadoes.
“The Dayton Foundation is pleased to assist The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation and The Dayton Masonic Center Foundation in creating The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation Tornado Relief Fund,” said Michael M. Parks, President of The Dayton Foundation. “There still is so much work to be done to help individuals impacted by the tornadoes. This fund will provide critical resources for nonprofits that are assisting our region’s older adults with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the months and years ahead.”
“The Dayton Masonic Center Foundation is excited to participate in local tornado relief efforts to the community we serve because that is what Freemasons do,” said Ronald Connelly, President of The Dayton Masonic Center Foundation.
If you are interested in supporting The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation Tornado Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation, individuals may make a secure, online credit card donation, at https://www.daytonfoundation.org/ccgift.html?fund=Ohio_Masonic_Home_Foundation_Tornado_Relief_Fund_1545, or mail a check to The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500, Dayton, OH 45423. “The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation Tornado Relief Fund” should be designated on the check or in the credit card form’s fund name field. For questions about your gift, please contact The Dayton Foundation at 937-222-0410.