Thanks to the BHSMC (Ben Hur Shrine Motorcycle Club) for their assistance this year with Masonic Santa. The Ben Hur Shrine has been a huge part of making Masonic Santa a success. The Shrine is an appendant organization to Freemasonry. They own hospitals all over America including hospitals in Texas. These hospitals are unique, special, and have changed many lives. We are blessed in Texas to have the Burn Center in Galveston and the Hospital in Houston which deals with cleft lip and pallet and orthopedics. These services are free to children and each Shrine center in Texas helps individuals in their area with transportation and getting kids to the hospitals. Only in the past couple of years have the hospitals even accepted insurance and they only started that because there were some families who wanted to help the hospital by having their insurance pay part of the cost. They do fundraising throughout the year to fund the hospitals however the biggest fundraiser the Ben Hur Shrine does is the Circus. Take your family to the Ben Hur Shrine Circus to help support these great hospitals.
Freemasonry is not a charity however the principle tenets of freemasonry tend to make our members more charitable and thus all the programs geared towards kids. We have been blessed with so many great Brothers through out the history of Masonry who have drastically impacted their friends, neighbors, communities, counties, states and this great nation of ours. Please enjoy this video and share it with your friends, family, and neighbors. This is the Masonic Effect!
We have to many people and organization that help make this event a success to name. Two organizations who have played a huge part in the long term success of Masonic Santa are the Ben Hur Shrine and Brushy Creek Baptist Church. This year our local Wal-Mart also came through big on helping us with toys! We are deeply grateful to all who help us change lives and make a difference. THANK YOU!!!