Freemasons believe in the principles of personal responsibility and morality, encouraging each member to practice in his daily life the lessons taught through symbolic ceremonies within the lodge.
Each Freemason practices the three principle tenets: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Providing relief to a Brother, a widow or children of a Brother Mason in destitute circumstance is a principal responsible for members of our Fraternity.
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” – Abraham Lincoln
The Wisconsin Masonic Service and Assistance Fund is the primary tool for in accomplishing this mission. To make life better for those who cannot do so for themselves is what makes good Masons better because it fulfills a vital part of our existence – something bigger than ourselves.
Masonic Service and Assistance is not a hand-out; It is a hand-up. Funds are available to assist a Brother Freemason, his Widow, or Orphans in time of need to manage a situation that is causing a hardship in their life. The assistance may be in the form of moral support or short-term financial assistance.
The Brother’s home Lodge is the first resource; for it is in the Lodge that we first learn of our responsibility to come to the aid of a needy Brother. If further aid is needed, application can be made to the Masonic Service and Assistance Board. The Board determines if it is able to assist within the framework of its Charter and By-Laws.
The Masonic Service and Assistance Board is the conduit for the Wisconsin wide expression of our Brotherly love, one for another. The Board administers the resources that are the result of the benevolence and generosity of our members.
The Wisconsin Masonic Service and Assistance Fund exist only because of the generosity of Freemasons and their families who contribute freely and to the best of their ability. Join them and answer the call for support, just like this fund does each and every time the call is made.