"Our Grand Master M:.W:.Gary Kaufman has been in contact with M:.W:.Clarence Snead of Prince Hall and the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island has offered our building and our Scottish Rite Temple to the use of the brothers of Prince Hall. We will also be supporting them financially in their time of need."
"The fires in our community continue to burn, and without Prince Hall Masonry here in the south side of Providence, we may not be able to address some of those issues that we've been addressing over the years," Bennett said.The lodge was used for charity purposes like toy, clothing and food drives, community events and special meetings."It's not just about the 120 Masons we have here today. It's about the thousands of members that we had over the last hundred years," Bennett said.The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and officials with the Prince Hall Masons say they're hopeful the fire was an accident.
Donations can be sent to the Prince Hall Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 27900, Providence, RI 02907 or made through GoFundMe.