One of the goals of Freemasonry is to give back to the community. Nationwide, it is estimated Freemasonry donates between $2.5- $3 million dollars per day through our charitable endeavors. Our most recognizable charity today is the Shriners Hospitals.
Freemasonry demonstrates that the by the tenant of brotherly love all humans are related and are to be treated truthfully, equally and with fairness.
Without publicity or the expectation of reward Freemasonry teaches the the tenant of Relief is as much to restore peace to a troubled mind as it is to provide for one's physical needs.
Truth is a Divine attribute and is the foundation upon which the other tenants rest. Freemasonry teaches us Truth is the highest ideal in life, and when practiced by word and deed it it allows for the development of freedom of thought. In turn this helps each Freemason develop a deep respect and a profound understanding for those unlike ourselves.
Brotherly love, Relief and Truth are the tenents of Freemasonry. Charity is borne from the concepts developed around these tenants. As the lessons of these tenants are learned by Freemasons, Charity becomes a natural extension of ourselves.
Ionic Lodge is pleased to work with and help support the various organizations in the Reisterstown community. Below is a list of some of the many organizations and institutions we have contributed to.
Franklin High School (scholarships)
Crisis Center of Reisterstown
Charlotte Hall Veterans Homes
Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Department
Ionic Lodge has recently established 501c3. It is The Ionic Lodge Charitable Foundation. Through its versatile fundraising events this organization will be able to serve the community of Reisterstown and continue to help its residents. If you would like to donate to this organization click on our shop.
Ionic Lodge #145 thanks the residents of Reisterstown for their generosity in helping us support some of the communities' vital relief organizations.