The Outside Relief program extends financial assistance to Masonic brothers and sisters who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of unfortunate circumstances, such as a severe illness or injury. The program is specifically intended for people for whom residency at the Masonic Home is not an option.
Once approval is given by the Masonic Home Board of Trustees, monthly payments are made to Outside Relief recipients. The recipient’s Lodge or Chapter is responsible for a portion of the payment.
A sponsoring Lodge or Chapter is required to complete an investigation and an application for each proposed recipient.
The Michigan Masonic Blue Book outlines the Outside Relief program beginning in Section 11.2. It is recommended that officers of the sponsoring Lodge or Chapter review this section prior to returning the Outside Relief application.