To say that 2020 has been challenging in so many ways is an understatement! It has been extra challenging for our Sisters and Brothers in need. The Welfare Committee has experienced an increase in applications for help from our Sisters and Brothers across the state. In each instance all have received funding to help them out. Therefore, our fund has experienced a decline. There is a fine line between being good stewards of the fund and helping those in need. Please consider a donation to this fund, even a small one may help someone in need. Chapters may help by donating coin drives or other funds. Individuals can also donate money or participate in the Blessing Tree program. For a donation of $5 you receive a card to fill out to either memorialize or honor someone special. Please see your DDGM for details. Thru December, I encourage the DDGM’s to talk about this program at least once during meetings of your Chapters. Chapter Secretaries, please copy this message and if you have an email group post it there. Each small donation can help in a big way! Thank you all for your help and consideration.
Karlene Baylous, PGM
Chair, Welfare Fund