Collins-Spring Valley Lodge No. 192, Baldwin, recently donated a portion of the proceeds from their car show last June to the Spring Valley Community Cancer Fund. The lodge’s donation of $832 was matched by the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation’s Masonic Acts of Kindness Matching Grant Program making for a total donation of $1,664.
The SVCCF is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers from the Spring Valley community. It was founded in 2012 with the purpose of “Supporting our own” in the community who are fighting a battle against cancer. One hundred percent of every dollar donated or raised by their fundraising activities is used to provide emotional and financial support to those community members.
Each month, they send cards of encouragement and gift cards for local businesses to help with the basic needs of gas, food, medicine, and other necessities while receiving their treatments. In addition, chemo bags filled with supplies to help make treatments easier are given when the community member starts their treatments. As you can imagine, battling this disease is very costly financially and emotionally.
Many trips to the doctor and/or a facility for treatments can devastate a family’s budget.
Presenting the check front row from left: Senior Grand Steward Earl Gunderson, Past Master; Brian Chapin, Master; and Kelly and Eric Johnson representing The Spring Valley Community Cancer Fund. Back row: Senior Deacon John W. Miller, Past Master; Senior Warden Benjamin Cornell; Secretary Jay Custer, Past Master; and Junior Warden Roger Keller, Past Master.