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Pet RescueKilwinning Lodge No. 265 Donates $690 to the Pratt Area Humane Society

Kansas Masonic Foundation Supports Local Kansas Masonic Lodge With Humane Society Donation

Pratt, Kansas (November 23, 2021)—The Kansas Masonic Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to benefitting Kansas communities, has partnered with Kilwinning Lodge No. 265 to donate $690 to the Pratt Area Humane Society, an organization committed to improving the quality of life for companion animals.

Founded in 1886, Kilwinning Lodge No. 265 is a Kansas Masonic Lodge dedicated to Freemasonry, the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world. The lodge has 44 active members and supports various community organizations and events, including the local fire department, schools, and homeless individuals in the Wichita area. This year will mark the lodge’s first donation to the Pratt Area Humane Society as they continue to further their philanthropic outreach. 

“Our Brothers define doing good charitable work as making each other better through association in helping our community while also making an impact on others’ lives so that they may find people can be inherently good without gaining anything from their actions,” said Kilwinning Lodge No. 265 Member Steven DeBerry. 

To help further their mission of bettering the community in which they live, this year, the Brothers at Kilwinning Lodge No. 265 have teamed up with the Kansas Masonic Foundation to provide a monetary donation of $690 to the Pratt Area Humane Society. The society operates an animal shelter where they house stray and homeless pets from Pratt County before putting them up for adoption. Additionally, they work within the community to educate about the humane treatment of animals and the importance of spaying and neutering pets. The funds raised, along with matching funds from the Kansas Masonic Foundation, will help provide new homes to stray pets and assist with the process of spaying, neutering, microchipping, and administering all necessary shots to animals prior to adoption. A formal donation presentation will take place later this year at the Pratt Area Humane Society.

About the Kansas Masonic Foundation:
As the philanthropic arm of Kansas Masons, the Kansas Masonic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities and supporting fellow Masons and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has invested more than $50 million in Kansas communities and individuals through funding academic, scientific, and charitable endeavors. For additional information about the Kansas Masonic Foundation and to get involved, click here. 

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