THIS WEBPAGE WILL BE UPDTED WITH THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION FROM THE 16th DISTRICTS RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

To the Brothers in the 16th District, to you and through the District Deputy Grand Master Keith Gobin, I will be using this webpage along with our email list and Facebook Group, to update everyone on the status of our Coronavirus response.

In order to get our Widows, Brothers and at risk community members the supplies and food they may need in the coming weeks we have organized a plan with the Masters from the 16th District Lodges.

We have setup King David Lodge by following CDC guidelines for delivering supplies and food in the safest way possible. That is to make sure that supplies that come in are disinfected and packaged in a manner to not transfer the virus.

SUPPLIES DROP OFF

King David Lodge
66 Winthrop Street Taunton MA 02780

774-226-8993

Call King David Lodge to let them know when and what you are dropping off. Back Door in the Back Parking Lot.

Some Lodges have dropp off times so you can drop off to your local lodge, so check with your Lodge as well.

 

HARD TO FIND SUPPLIES

Delivery to the back door of Kind David Lodge. They will be disinfected, packed and delivered to whoever needs it.

  • Toilet Paper
  • Sanitation Supplies – Hand Sanitizer – Disinfectant Wipes
  • Baby Supplies – Diapers, Wipes, Ointment
  • Bottles of Soap
  • N-95 Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Surgical Gloves
  • Protective Gowns
  • N-95 Construction Masks
  • Face Shields
  • Protective Glasses

FOOD PREPARATIONS

We will be cooking and packing food following the CDC guidelines to ensure we do not transfer the virus to those we are serving. Especially the high risk widows and elderly.

King David Lodge is cooking, packing and freezing meals.

We are currently preparing servings of Chicken, Potatoes, Rice and more.

Feel free to drop off any canned food items and/or non perishable food.

MAKING MASKS

Wor. Cahoon and wife are currently gathering materials to sew masks. Message us below if you have a sewing machine and would like to help make them.

If you have the sewing skills to create much needed masks, you can find all the details on how to do so here: https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/ 

Masks can be dropped off at King David Lodge and will be distributed to a number of different facilities we are communicating with.

Materials Needed to Make Masks
(We are trying to get the materials for free by partnering with Joann Fabrics. More details here will be posted in the coming days.)

  • 100% cotton fabric
  • Sub another layer of 100% cotton for “lightweight fusible interfacing”
  • 1/4 inch knit elastic
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Pins

VIDEO CONFERENCING

The DDGM will be scheduling a number of video conference calls with leaders from the lodges in the district.
Please keep an eye on your emails for those video conference invitations.

The DDGM recommends that every lodge schedule a weekly meeting on your usual meeting day with the members of your lodge.

DO NOT POST ZOOM LINKS TO THE PUBLIC. They can easily be “zoom-bombed.”

EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

We are updating our email system in order to send more emails to the 16th District email list.
Please make sure that you and your other Brothers are signed up for the email list.

BLOOD

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this corona virus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

The Lowell Masonic Building has offered to the Red Cross to be a Blood Drive center as other local organizations cancel their events due to Covid-19.

Here is a list of Blood Drive dates and times at the Lowell Masonic Building:

  • March 24th, hours: 10am to 3pm
  • March 27th, hours: 10am to 3pm
  • April 3rd, hours: 10am to 3pm
  • April 15th, hours: 10am to 3pm
  • April 23rd, hours: 12noon to 7pm
  • April 29th, hours 10am to 3pm

PLEASE GOOGLE WHAT LOCAL BLOOD DRIVE IS STILL ACTIVE NEAR YOU!

 

Contact the DDGMs Management Team Here

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