Shriners come from all walks of life. We are members of the community who are
working or retired, members of the trades, business professionals, business
leaders and men who want to just have fun. We are fathers, uncles and sons. We
are also brothers. When you become a Shriner, you become part of a brotherhood
of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to
providing care of children and families in need through Shriners Childrens®
regardless of their ability to pay.
One of the most recognizable symbols of our order is the "Silent Messenger" or "Editorial Without Words". This symbol represents an actual event from 1970 when Shriner Al Hortman scooped up Shriner patient Bobbi Jo Wright and her crutches and carried her in his arms. Photographer Randy Dieter happened to catch this heartwarming event and published the photograph that he took. it has served as one of the symbols of our order ever since. It demonstrates the true heart of every Shriner: to help kids!
Many Shrine temples and Shriner medical facilities across the world have a statue of this event memorialized in front of their building to remind every Shriner of our goal.
Nile is working to secure one of these statues for our building. Your donation will help us achieve that goal! Each brick sold will help to purchase this statue and will be placed as part of a display that will accompany the monument.
Please help the Nile Shriners achieve our goal and be part of Nile's history at the same time!