Lodges in the Seventh Masonic District are donating more than $4,000 worth of shoes-more than 300 pair-- for veterans in need and will present them this Saturday April 7th at the Chillicothe campus of the Veterans Administration Hospital.
The seventh district includes Ross, Pike, Highland, Scioto and Brown Counties.
William Bennett is leading this campaign as the Seventh District’s VA Representative. “The veterans being served by the Chillicothe VA Hospital are very much on the minds of the Masonic brethren of the Seventh District, many of whom are veterans themselves,” said Bennett.“ This effort got underway after volunteers at the VA told us about some veterans coming in looking for shoes,” he said.
“One veteran was wearing shoes already, but they were held together with duct tape. That’s when members of our district lodges decided to do something to help those who served but may need help now.”
The district also sponsors Sunday bingo games at the Chillicothe VA hospital four times a year and holds an annual picnic there in September.