Community rallies in support of Shriners Hospital

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Blake Bowden, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    [video=youtube;G8elsqZm6WE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8elsqZm6WE&feature=related[/video]
     
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Makes me angry. We can shell out BILLIONS to bail out car companies, but heaven forbid we aid organizations that CHANGE lives.
     
  3. Nate Riley

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    The good news here is that they voted not to close down any of the hospitals and to reopen Galveston. I hope folks that are this passionate about Shriner's Hospitals and the many families they have touched will step up financially and otherwise to help with fundraising to get Shriner's through the current market cycle.

    Now, prior to this summer (the vote), I heard or read several people coming down on the Shriner's for considering the closings. I doubt there were many Shriners who deep down really wanted to close any of the hospitals, but with the financial situation, the consideration was probably valid.
     
  4. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

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    I will likely petition the Shriners in the new year, so I don't know the inner workings.

    But this rings true. If they were bailed out it would come along with institutional changes to how finances are managed or accounted for or invested. But they aren't the only ones to lose their shirts.

    I think those changes need to be considered on their own first. Closing the hospitals would have been the responsible thing to do - I honestly haven't heard any explanation about how all the hospitals can possibly remain open. My understanding is that extending the life of those few endangers all the others - but I haven't heard an actual plan for solvency attached to keeping the hospitals open.

    My problem is the hospitals remind me of the internet bubble. The idea of free hospitals is an expensive proposition.
     
  5. LRG

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    What value is money when it comes to helping our children?

    It is great to see the public and government coming together to save the Shriners Hospital for Children. A vote that will most likely not pass by the Nobles'
     
  6. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member

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    One of many concerns facing Shriners Hospitals is lack of patients at some locations.
     
  7. LRG

    LRG Premium Member

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    You pose a very interesting topic
     

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