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Posted: 23 September 2009 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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To be honest I’m not really sure what this websites main intent is. I have always been intrigued with the stories of the Free Masons through books, documentaries and even movies. I recently seen one of your adds on tv about you guys helping out to those in need. I was just wondering if you could point me in the right direction if any grants are available out there for first time home buyers. If I am in the wrong place for this question I am sorry, but thought if anyone could help me with a little information it would be the Free Masons.

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Posted: 24 September 2009 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hello.

My suggestion would be to make contact with your local lodge, but I don’t believe that any lodge’s charitable giving extends to home purchases.

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Posted: 24 September 2009 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Michael

Thank you for your thoughtful post. For the record, the purpose of this Forum is to help men learn how to become Freemasons. There is more information about the Forum under the first sticky thread entitled:

How to use this Forum—http://www.masonforum.com/viewthread/64/

And while I am sure there are members here who could point you in the right direction for home buying, we do not use this Forum to discuss this type of information. Nor does Freemasonry itself concern itself with this kind of advice.

Freemasonry itself is a Fraternity, not a charitable organization per se. We do, however, have a lot of charitable activities that Lodges support—and as the ad says, we do believe that Greatness does not lie in wealth and fame, but in a man’s capacity to “do good for his fellow creatures.” 

Again, Freemasonry is not a place to go for help or advice – but rather a place to learn how you can become a better man and give something back yourself. As with many things, what you get out of Freemasonry depends on what you put into it.

Hope that helps. If you are interested in learning more about the Craft, there will be open houses in both Cambridge and Somerville (MA) on October 17th.

Feel free to stop by.

Bob Heruska
Boston, MA

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Posted: 24 September 2009 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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I would be nice!!  ;)  I’m buying a home myself right now, so any financial aid is welcome.

However, such handouts would destroy the fraternity in many ways.  I hope it is clear that we are NOT that kind of organizaiton.

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Friendship Lodge A.F.&A.M. - Wilmington, MA
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Posted: 24 September 2009 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Hey it was worth the try lol. But thank you guys for your answers and wish you all luck in all your future endeavors.

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