On November 19, 2019 Bro. Anthony Taylor and Bro. SurLawrence Sparks contributed 30 turkey baskets to the US Dream Academy families in need at Turner Elementary School at 3264 Stanton Road SE Washington DC 20020. These turkey baskets consisted of 1 Turkey, sweet potatoes, greens, potatoes, corn, green peas, mash potatoes, corn bread, cranberries, stuffing & bread rolls, peaches and mixed fruit.

The Dream Academy is helping our nation’s capital children reach for their dreams. Through academic, social, and values enrichment, we empower those children most at risk of incarceration to believe in themselves and to succeed.

The Dream Academy, assist children and their families living in high crime and high poverty communities, who may have a parent incarcerated. An absent parent, family instability, the stigma and shame of parental incarceration converges with poverty, crime and failing public schools to create a dangerous mix of risk factors that significantly increase a child’s chances of school failure and future incarceration. Without a Dream Academy and Mecca Temple #10 mentor intervention this cycle will continue.

On Saturday December 7, 2019, at our Regular Stated Communication at 12pm at the Masonic Temple on 1000 U. Street, Washington, DC 20001, the 1st installment of the Widow’s Son Lodge No. 7 “Let The Be Light” Lecture Series, will feature Worshipful Tehuti Evans will be presenting a lecture on the Egyptian Symbolism in Freemasonry.

We look forward to seen you all in the building!!!!

On Saturday, August 10, we held our annual family and friends cookout at Allen Pond Park. With over 200 attendees, we collected back to school supplies that will benefit ‘The Dunn Foundation’ and ‘Rehoboth Baptist Church’. We also gave scholarship checks to support two recent DC area high school graduates with college tuition.

Special thanks to MWGM Quincy G. Gant, GL Officers, the WM, WP, and faithful sister’s from Martha Chapter #11, and all brothers and sisters from the jurisdiction who attended.

Look forward to seeing you next year, same time, same place.

On April 21st, Easter Sunday, Widow’s Son #7 supported the LOVE AME Church in it’s “Kids Easter Egg Hunt After Service.” We donated 100+ eggs filled with candy contributing to the excitement and smiles of 50+ kids. Pastor Kris Natesan (pictured) thanks the brothers of WS7 for their continued support.

On Tuesday, March 19, WM James Jordan continued WS7’s support of the DC ReEnagement Center. This relationship was formed by Junior Past Master Charles Nelson in 2017. WM Jordan presented 50 brand new back packs and $200 in gift cards.  The DC ReEngagement Center (REC) is a “single door” through which youth ages 16-24 who have dropped out of secondary school can reconnect to educational options and other critical services to support their attainment of a high school diploma or GED.  Pictured, PM William Thompson, WM James Jordan, Ebony Todd (REC), PM Hasaan Ashaheed, and JD Lamont Brown.

Widow’s Son Lodge No. 7 assisting the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in the annual Central Union Mission Men’s Day of Service. From 9am-11am brothers helped with the shelter upkeep. Afterward lunch was served to those who live at the shelter.

Our very own Bro. Aaron Loggins performed during Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII performance. Bro. Loggins performed in sign language w/ artists Chloe and Halle on ‘America the Beautiful’. He then performed with Gladys Knight during singing of our national anthem.

Bro. Loggins did an outstanding job and truly represented MWPHGL and Widow’s Son #7.