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Peavey Mart supports Masons’ winter clothing drive

South End shop donates hundreds of items that will be distributed to those in need
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Flanked on the left by Greg Blomme, appeal chairman  with Nickel Masonic Lodge, and on the right by Angus Morris, master of Nickel Lodge No. 427, is Jason Brown, the general manager of Peavey, Sudbury.

Peavey Mart in the Southridge Mall in the city’s South End has made a big donation to the Nickel Masonic Lodge’s annual winter clothing drive.

The donation includes some 500 pairs of woolen socks, cold-weather hats and cold-weather gloves.  “These items will be added to other essential items of winter clothing already collected by Nickel Masonic Lodge,” the lodge said in a news release.

The release said the clothing will be distributed by the Sudbury “Red Coats,” an outreach group of volunteers “dedicated to care for those people who might be homeless and in dire need in our community during the coldest period of the winter.”

“The major tenet of Freemasonry is charity, and we are pleased that through the efforts of our members, friends and corporations like Peavey Mart we are able to reach out to those in need,” said Angus Morris, the master of the Nickel Lodge.