Thursday, November 22, 2012

Update on the Worshipful Master Shot Outside Prince Hall Grand East in Detroit

Today I was alerted to the continuing struggles of Bro. Harry Weaver, the Worshipful Master of Redeemer Lodge #53, MWPHGL of Michigan.  You may recall the news a while back of the Worshipful Master of a Detroit Masonic Lodge who was shot outside his Lodge, the victim of an attempted robbery. He survived his ordeal and now is in need of some serious fraternal assistance.  If anyone deserves help, it is this dedicated brother.

The following is an appeal sent out by PM Aubrey Brown Sr, MWPHGL of IL:

I have been close to this brother essentially since he became a Mason.
I've watched him mature from a neophyte to an outstanding Masonic leader.

I publicly plead that as we go into the festive holiday season, we recall
our dogma and obligations as one of our own is fighting a battle that will
last the rest of his life. Remember his only action was being a devoted
Worshipful Master leaving his lodge meeting. This could easily have happened
to any of us.

Please donate to the extent of your cabletow and help get this info as far
and wide as possible. Consider this a cyber "GHS".

He is Bro. Harry Weaver, the Worshipful Master of Redeemer Lodge #53, MWPHGL
of Michigan. He and one of his lodge members, Bro. Ed Reed, were shot during
an attempted robbery in front of the Masonic temple after a lodge meeting.
He is now paralyzed from the waist down. He needs a wheelchair accessible
van, renovations in his home to make it wheelchair accessible, and most
importantly he has a wife who is expecting their second child.

Donations can be sent to:

The Bank of Birmingham,
Attention: Harry Weaver Independence Fund,
33583 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009


 c/o ADL office
25800 Northwestern Highway,
Suite 980,
Southfield, MI 48075.

You can also donate online at

Weaver has taught countless students a lesson of non-violence as education director for the Anti-Defamation League running a project called "No Place for Hate".

Despite a spinal cord injury and challenging odds, he plans to walk again.  His wife, Dawn, is pregnant with their second child and the family needs help.  They'll need a wheelchair accessible van and renovations at home.  Several funds have been set up to help this man, who has made our community and the world a better place.

Many thanks to my friend Bro. Tom Thornton Cincinatti 3, Madison 93,Lore 1786, NJ.

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