On July 17, 2019, between 2-3 in the afternoon, a fire broke out in one of the rooms of our Temple, burning the San Pablo Masonic Family's memorabilia and paraphernalia in its wake. We are only left with a few DeMolay robes. Everything else is gone.
We lost our Assembly Charter, one that took 5 years to acquire and years to frame. We lost our Pot of Gold. Our color streamers. Our light posts. Our officer jewels. Our awards and trophies. Our Holy Bible.
We are devastated. Pitong Lawa has always been a small assembly of limited financial capacity, and everything in that lodge was hard-earned through our own arduous effort and endless fundraisers together with our brothers from Werner P. Schetelig Chapter, Order of Demolay. The loss disheartened majority members and worried our active members.
We have received an overwhelming number of messages, comments, and calls as response to the knowledge of our plight. Our hearts swell with gratefulness as we are reminded of the strength of our bonds despite the distance. Many have asked how they can extend our help, and for those who cannot physically/logistically support us thru our fund raising/in-kind donations, we had set up this page.
Cash Donations: We have received messages of international assemblies and chapters wanting to do fundraisers to help us, and we really appreciate the lengths you are all willing to go through to help us; we are overwhelmed. Cash is actually the last on our list, we simply do not want to just receive, but due to the Masonic Family's insistence to help we decided to open payment channels to receive. Rest assured that the funds we receive will be used by Pitong Lawa Assembly and Werner P. Schetelig, IOD to recover our lost items and to help us secure venues for our next activities. You can send us a message if you need extra details.
Again, from the bottom of hearts, we are incredibly grateful for the support, especially your prayers. We will also keep you in ours, and may we always be safe and healthy. Thank you, Dads, Moms, Sisters, and Brothers for extending a loving hand of Hope!