For more than 100 years, generous Masonic Lodges and individual Masons have helped provide older Texas Masons and their loved ones with a welcoming home, delicious meals, fun activities, and more more–for their entire lifetime–at Texas Masonic Retirement Center. Your Lodge gift to the No Mason Left Behind Project helps provide care for Texas Masons who may be facing desperate poverty or unsafe living conditions in their later years. We fight this tragedy together through the No Mason Left Behind Project. Read true-life stories of Martin, Ruth Ann, Joe, and Lily–all now enjoying life at Texas Masonic Retirement Center because of donations like yours.
Special Tribute Article & Photos Recognizing Sweet Home Lodge, Freedom Lodge, Lyle L. Cross York Rite College, and Hill City Lodge
We are proud to recognize these Texas Masonic organizations with a special tribute article and photos. All stepped forward in 2017 with leadership donations ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
With your $250 Tribute Gift or more to the No Mason Left Behind Project, your Lodge name is added to our 2018 Honor Roll (donation year begins Sept. 1, 2017 and ends Aug. 31, 2018). Plus, you’re eligible for wall plaques, desktop awards, certificates, and more honors based on your giving levels. A summary of Lodge donor recognition awards is included below.
Texas Masonic Retirement Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You are welcome to use our secure online credit card donation service – just press the “Donate Online Now” button below. Or, you may print out a donation form and mail it in.
As all generations live longer, you can expect the need for charitable care services to continue to rise. Your support helps provide all-inclusive 24 hour-a-day/7 day-a-week accommodations at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, including medical services and nursing care for the entire lifetime of residents. The cost of these benefits exceeds $2.5 million annually.
Your Lodge will be recognized as a Foundation Level donor with:
To help you understand the tremendous difference your Lodge makes by supporting the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, we share the stories of two of our residents, with names changed to protect their privacy:
If help hadn’t come along at the time, there’s no telling where I would be. I didn’t want to be a street person, but I was headed that way. —Joe Barnett, Retired Printer – Family Provider, Steadfast Mason
At 92, Joe’s finances had been mismanaged by relatives. With his water shut off, little food in the house, and no telephone, he was in trouble. As a WWII veteran, steadfast Mason, and career printer, Joe had been a solid citizen all his life. He provided for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
With support like yours, we helped him move into Texas Masonic Retirement Center.Joe gained thirty pounds in the first month of regular meals and loving care. Today, his twinkling eyes and broad smile say plenty about the life-altering generosity of Texas Masons and the safe haven offered by commitment like yours to the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
My house was broken into and ransacked. Thank God, I wasn’t home at the time, but I became afraid of living alone. —Lily Moore, Retired Nurse – Devoted Mother – Loving Wife
As a nurse for more than 40 years, Lily stood by hundreds of suffering and fearful families. Although she provided comfort to so many, she found herself alone in her later years—afraid to leave her house and facing difficult decisions.
With a son serving as a missionary in Korea and the death of her daughter, Lily had no family to fall back on.
She said, “I was able to move to Texas Masonic Retirement Center because my husband was a Mason. He was a good man, but he died young. He was a prisoner of war, captured at the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. You know the Allies carried them out of that POW camp on stretchers it was so bad. He never really recovered from that experience, but he did become a Mason and that’s why I can live here. I’ve lived here for thirteen years. You couldn’t have a nicer home. I take part in the activities and I especially enjoy reading. We’ve got the bookmobile coming by and I can get new books any time. It’s quiet and peaceful.”
We look forward to paying tribute to the kindness and benevolence of your Lodge.
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Our residents enjoy and benefit from your donations of many different items. We pass your donations on to our residents, all free-of-charge. We welcome your donations of:
If you would like more information on donating to Texas Masonic Retirement Center, we invite you to call Gary Blair, Superintendent, at 817.275.2893. We also encourage you to learn more about our services through our video tour, brochure, list of services, and more.