SAN ANTONIO – (Nov. 21, 2019) The Prince Hall Shriners of Moussa Temple No. 106, joined by Wells Fargo, Spurs Posse Volunteers, and other organizations, assisted the Eastside Branch Boys & Girls Club doing their 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner held at the branch.
The event was held for more than 400 children, their families, and the elderly.
Moussa’s volunteerism was part of its Shriners as Mentors program (SAM) which consist of has three major goals: (1) Improved- Social Skills and Behavior, (2) Educational Improvement, and (3) Widen Horizons.
Tamara Guess, a youth development professional, with the eastside branch said the event was amazing.
“It was good to see the community come together for our kids and their families,” said Guess, who has been with the branch for eight months. “Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do this. It takes a lot of manpower to execute such an event.”
According to Illustrious Potentate Derek Scott, Moussa Temple has been supporting the branch for a number of years.
“This continues to be one of the many community programs which Moussa Temple supports,” said I.P. Scott. “Not only does supporting this event warm our hearts, but also provides an opportunity for the community to meet and talk with their Shriners.”
At the conclusion of the dinner, Moussa Temple presented a $600 check representing the quarterly donations provided to the branch.
“Donations that come into the club greatly benefit the children and the facility,” said Guess. “We appreciate those such as Moussa Temple that come here and give back to the community.”
Moussa Temple No. 106 will be celebrating its Centennial Year in 2021. To become a Prince Hall Shriner or to learn more about Moussa Temple No. 106 contact the Temple’s Public Relations Director Noble Burrell Parmer at 210-863-1118.