Supporting our Veterans during the Holidays

Each year during the holidays, the Freemasons through Rhode Island Grand Lodge Charities supports a variety of initiatives for our military veterans.

The residents of the Veteran’s Home in Bristol and the patients and their families at Veteran’s Hospital in Providence are the focus of our charitable efforts. Food baskets for Thanksgiving; Christmas gifts of clothing, toiletries, and health care supplies are presented each year. R∴W∴Russell Kawa has served for many years as our liaison with the Veterans Administration, also as our veteran’s representative for the MSA.


Rhode Island Masonic Services Representative Russ Kawa delivers “Bombas” socks to the Providence VA Hospital. Deb Veasey, voluntary services specialist, from the national MSA on September 19, 2020.


Russ Kawa presents a check on behalf of RI Grand Lodge Charities to Donna Russillo, chief of voluntary service for the Providence VA Hospital for their Thanksgiving Food Basket Program.