The purpose of the Royal Arch Masons Children’s Heart Foundation, a Charitable Institution, is to aid in financing medical and surgical care for children who have heart defects, and whose parents are financially unable to assume the entire cost of these expensive operations without great and undue sacrifices being suffered by the family. IN ALL CASES, THE APPLICATION WHEN COMPLETED, WILL BE PROCESSED BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE FOUNDATION. This charity makes NO DISTINCTION AS TO RACE, COLOR, CREED OR DENOMINATION and is limited to children under the age of eighteen (18) years. The Royal Arch Masons Children’s Heart Foundation shall consider those children, whose parents or legal guardians are residents of the State of Washington for a PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN SIX MONTHS prior to date of application or operation, which ever comes first. Upon completion of the application, the Foundation will consider financing the hospital, medical and transportation services only.
The Heart Foundation will pay for TWO (2) CARDIAC CATHERTERIZATIONS of a child who has a heart defect as diagnosed. The Heart Foundation will pay for ONE (1) PACEMAKER if needed for the success of the original operation. If in the future, the child needs another Pacemaker, the Board of Trustees will review such requests. If an application for assistance has been approved by the Board of Trustees, and surgery for the applicant has been postponed for one year, the entire application and financial status of the family shall be updated and reviewed subject to approval of the Board of Trustees.
THE ROYAL ARCH MASONS CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF ANY FUNDS UNLESS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE INITIAL $10,000 LIMIT MUST HEAVE FURTHER APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
The Royal Arch Masons Children’s Heart Foundation may, upon receipt of a proper paid receipt from the family, pay directly to the family for transportation to the hospital, other than private vehicle. This will be judged by the Board of Trustees on a case by case basis. The Foundation will not pay for blood taken from a blood bank. All payments from the Foundation will be made directly to the hospital, physicians and anesthesiologists. Payments paid to physicians or the hospital by the family will not be reimbursed by the Foundation.
It is essential that the full name ROYAL ARCH MASONS CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION be used on all matters pertaining to the Foundation, since the word MASONS refers to the order which distinguishes it from other charitable organizations.