What do Freemasons do?

Masons are among the community’s most dedicated and generous members. Here are some examples of what we at South Shore Long Beach Lodge are involved with:

– The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) is international in scope and benefit. Its significance goes beyond state, national or international borders. For its size, there are few laboratories worldwide whose cutting edge research is as productive and influential in the field of experimental cardiology. Today, the MMRL is rapidly becoming an international center for genetic screening of cardiac diseases, especially those involving cardiac arrhythmias. The MMRL is the leading center for the study of the genetic basis for Brugada syndrome and is leading the way in the development novel treatments for this syndrome. The MMRL is also blazing new trails in the development of innovative and effective pharmacologic treatment for Atrial Fibrillation, one of the greatest unmet medical needs in our society today.

– NY Masonic Safety Identification Program

The mission of the NYMSIP Program is to:
    – provide a vital community service
    – aid in the safe recovery of a lost or missing child
    – aid in the safe recovery of a lost senior citizen
    – encourage Masons to become involved in their communities
    – promote a positive image of Masonry in our communities,
       broadening public awareness and recognition of Masonry
       as an involved community organization

– NY Masonic Blood Donor Program

Bloodbanks are often at very low levels of blood on a daily basis. If there is a large scale emergency, blood reserves can be completely depleted. As just one of our charitable efforts, Freemasons coordinate blood drives and give life saving blood on a regular basis. Check out News and Events page for the next scheduled blood drive.

NY Grand Lodge Brotherhood Fund

For over 50-plus years the Masonic Brotherhood Fund has supported the designated Charities of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York.

Each year for the last 15 years the Brothers, Widows, Lodges and Districts, as well as other interested individuals and businesses have contributed over One Million dollars to these Charities. A proud record for the Craft! The following are some of the causes supported by our Masonic charity.

•Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
•The Masonic Home in Utica
•Livingston Library & Museum
•Masonic Benevolence Endowment Fund
•Masonic Military Outreach Program
•Masonic Youth Program
•MSAT Drug and Alcohol Programs
•NY Masonic Safety ID Program

– Masonic Student Assistance Training Program (MSAT)

The Masonic Student Assistance Training (MSAT) Program is a staff development program that has been in place since October 2001. The program trains a team of educators to help young people at risk. In the past six years, more than one thousand four hundred New York educators have attended the three day MSAT workshop, and all expenses were paid by the Masonic Fraternity. The program trains a core team of educators in the identification of children who are “at risk” of becoming involved in toxic behaviors – substance abuse, gangs, vandalism, who are insubordinate, disorderly, and disruptive, whose conduct endangers the safety, morals, health or welfare of themselves and others.

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