Members of the Order of the Eastern Star, Brecksville chapter 537, assisted with the sorting and dating of food donations for the Emergency Assistance Center serving Northeast Ohio on Oct. 29.
The community workday took place at the United Methodist Church of Macedonia. The food items were received through the Stuff the Bus campaign of Nordonia Hills and Twinsburg school districts. Over 9,000 pounds of food were donated.
The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. In Eastern Star chapters, Masons and their female relatives promote the values and charitable purposes that are an important part of the Masonic fraternity. Men must be master Masons to join. Women must be related to master Masons or have received their majority from the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Among the charitable organizations supported by Eastern Star are service dogs, heart fund, Masonic Dyslexic Center, cancer fund, Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership and regenerative medicine. The Brecksville chapter also supports local food banks and provides educational grants and monetary donations to local and civic organizations.
Brecksville Eastern Star supports a Rainbow Assembly for females ages 12-20, and a pledge group for ages 8-12. No Masonic relationship is required to join the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
For more information about the Order of the Eastern Star, visit OHIOOES.org.