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Moose Lodge works to help honor 4-year-old Baltimore boy

Posted at 10:40 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 10:50:23-04

BALTIMORE — "We take care of our children, seniors and our community at large," said Jean Neal from Charm City East Moose Lodge 70.

The Moose Lodge is known for giving back, especially helping children through their Moose Heart program.

"There are children that are in crisis and need a safe haven for home and education. We are able to do that for them." Neal said.

The Moose Lodge has a 1,000 acre childcare facility in Chicago, giving kids in-need a family style environment.

"There's a lot of children in this world that need help and we're here to help," said Chuck Neal, the administrator of Charm City East Moose Lodge 70.

The Neal's believe they could have helped four-year-old Malachi Lawson, if given the chance.

Malachi was reported missing and then found dead in a dumpster. Police said Malachi's mother, Alicia Lawson, and her partner, Shatika Lawson, are responsible for his death after trying to treat severe burns all over his body without medical help.

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"It just broke my heart. I told my wife I says our lodge needs to do something," Chuck Neal said.

The lodge plans to donate one of their grave plots at Woodlawn Cemetery to the family for Malachi. They have 68 plots they sell to members of the community but want to donate one for Malachi.

"Right now the only thing we can help Malachi with is an eternal resting place," Jean Neal said.

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