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Masonic Service Asssociation Hospital Visitation Program

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It is much more than merely “visitations” to the                                                                                         needy patient, sometimes for his family
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pleasant.                                                                                                                                help arrange religious, entertainment and
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                                                                                                                                     Masons to serve the patients as volunteer visitors.

Little things mean a lot. A friendly smile, a warm                                                                                   YOUR Masonic Service Association Volunteer is
handclasp, an embrace and a kind word can do                                                                                         your representative, your public relations officer
wonders for those who are lonely and depressed                                                                                       in the great labor of love carried on by volunteer
in a hospital or a nursing home.                                                                                                     aVgeetnercaienss HinomVeestenraatniosnwHidoes.pitals and in State
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                                                                                                                                     satisfaction and pride; knowing that you are helping                                                                                        those who cannot help themselves, contact us at:

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    What does your hospital visitor do?
                                                                                                                                     or call:  301-588-4010
Volunteers are at their stations every day in the
V.A. Hospitals or State Veterans Homes. They                                                                                         or write to: MSA Hospital Visitation Program
take your place at the bedside of hospitalized                                                                                                        3905 National Drive, Suite 280 pay a comforting visit in the name of                                                                                                     Burtonsville, MD 20866
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• to purchase items for patients recommended                                                                                         anyone for the asking.

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    through regular hospital facilities.                                                                                             entirely by voluntary contributions. Contributions
• to assist in procuring “vital statistics”                                                                                          are received from Grand Lodges throughout
    documents, such as birth or marriage                                                                                             the Unites States who vote special funds or
    certificates;                                                                                                                    assessments.

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