You can help ensure relief and loving support for Masons
like Charles and his wife Linda


I’m writing to you today to ask for your help – not for me, or the Foundation. Help for people like Linda and Charles. They were happily married for 45 years. But unfortunately, their love story had more than its fair share of challenges.

“They say God never gives you more than you can handle. But my faith was being tested.”  – Linda

A Vietnam veteran, husband and father of two girls – Charles was always in service of others. As a loyal Mason for 30 years, he served as Chaplain in his home Lodge.

Imagine how Charles felt when his health failed him, and he could no longer care for those he loved. Charles was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, pneumonia, and his kidneys were failing. After four months in critical condition at the hospital, his days were numbered.

Who would take care of Linda? Who would walk their youngest daughter down the aisle at her wedding? Charles and Linda stayed strong and faithful, but they were hurting and scared.

And then came that day when everything came crashing down around them…. literally. Linda and her daughter closed the door of their modest home as they headed to the hospital – when they heard a deafening crash. The dilapidated roof imploded under the weight of heavy winds and rain.

Linda never looked back, “Let’s keep going,” she said. Her daughter asked, “Shouldn’t we see what happened?” Linda replied, “No. We need to see your dad right now. That’s what’s important.” Charles died a few weeks later with Linda by his side.

“When we needed them the most, our Masonic family, along with the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation and others came to raise our roof as well as our spirits.”

Because Charles had been a loyal Mason, the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation stepped in to make certain Linda didn’t have to worry about not having a roof over her head. She would never be alone.

Your generous gift brings relief and loving support for Masons like Charles and his widow Linda. You can ensure The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation will be here for you and the one you hold dearest.

Please give your most generous gift now, and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $33,700 thanks to our Challenge Leaders.

With gratitude,

Walter F. Wheeler, PGM
Executive Director, Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation

P.S. You turn loneliness into love, regret into relief, and tragedy into truth with your gift.

P.P.S. Make twice the impact! Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $33,700 through December 31st.



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