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Fulton-Montgomery Masonic District

Justin Dager Fund

Justin Dager is a 7-year old young man with Cerebral Palsy.  He is legally blind and has grown to the point that he needs a wheel chair all the time.  Justin needs to travel from Saint Johnsville, NY to Albany, NY several times a week for treatment.  He is now too big for his mother to carry him and lift him into the car.  They were in desperate need of a wheelchair van to ease his mother's efforts in transporting him to his treatments.


Saint Johnsville Lodge contacted R. W. Clayton "Skip" Swain, District Deputy Grand Master for the Fulton/Montgomery Masonic District and he encouraged each Lodge in the District to hold a Spaghetti Supper fundraiser with the proceeds going to the Justin Dager fund.  With the help of the fundraisers and a generous donation from the Grand Master we were able to raise over $10,000.00 for the purchase of a used wheelchair-equipped van for Justin.


We are happy to report that the van was purchased and refurbished.  It has been delivered to Justin's mother who is now utilizing it to transport Justin to his treatments.

Justin Dager Van Presentation

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Justin's van

L to R: 

1. R.W. Leon Smith

2. R.W. Dennis Breheny, J.G.W.

3. Laura Dager, Justin's mom

4. R.W. Clayton Swain, DDGM

5. W. Jeff Lanfear, Masonic Charities

Justin's mom with Justin Departing with the van


Fulton-Montgomery Masonic Charities, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to a 501(c)(3) are tax deductible.  Consult your Attorney or Account for tax advice.

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