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Disaster Relief

Charity in Action

See the chart for summary of relief funds distributed by the MSANA.

Total to date:

$9.977,687.00

The Masonic Service Association of North America is registered with the United States Federal Government as 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 

How it Works

When a natural disaster occurs, the Grand Jurisdiction(s) affected may request the MSANA to make an appeal for assistance to all U.S. and Canadian Grand Lodges.

Our first disaster relief appeal was in 1923 to help the victims of an earthquake in Japan. Since that time more than 100 appeals have been made on behalf of individual Grand Lodges.

When a disaster relief appeal is made, all of the monies received are sent, in their entirety, to the Grand Jurisdiction involved. No portion of donated funds is retained by the MSANA for any reason whatsoever. All costs connected with the appeal are absorbed through our regular operating budget. All donated funds are given to help the recovery within the Grand Jurisdiction for whom the appeal was made.

 All contributions, donations, and bequests to MSANA are tax deductible and every gift is acknowledged by the MSANA.

Summary of Masonic Relief

 

Location Year(s) Amount
Japanese Earthquake Relief 1923 $1,577.00
Florida Hurricane 1926 114,236.00
Mississippi Valley Flood 1927 43,700.00
Puerto Rico Hurricane 1928 608,291.00
Kentucky Flood 1937 107,622.00
Austrian Relief Flood 1938 33,771.00
Chilean Earthquake 1939 5,202.00
Philippine Relief Fund 1945 7,387.00
Ecuador Relief Fund 1949 46,798.00
Manitoba Relief Fund 1950 20,734.00
Holland Relief Fund 1953 19,210.00
Tamaulipas Relief Fund 1955 29,985.00
Miscellaneous Relief 1959 18,024.00
Chilean Relief 1960 1,000.00
Cuban Relief 1962 11,436.00
Louisiana Hurricane Relief 1965 54,718.00
Italy Flood Relief 1967 59,395.00
Mississippi Relief 1969 20,008.00
Peru Relief 1970 87,367.00
Philippine Flood Relief 1972 19,220.00
Nicaragua Earthquake Relief 1973 5,960.00
Honduras Relief 1974 13,696.00
Guatemala Relief 1976 66,130.00
Mississippi Flood Relief 1976 80,560.00
Dominican Republic Disaster 1979 32,859.00
Chilean Earthquake 1979 36,927.00
Florida Hurricane 1985 20,244.00
Mexico Earthquake 1985 6,220.00
Columbian Earthquake 1985 100.00
Chilean Flood 1985 32,500.00
South Carolina Earthquake 1985 243,325.00
Puerto Rico Hurricane 1989 45,625.00
California Earthquake 1989 62,000.00
Philippine Islands Flood 1991 30,500.00
Florida Hurricane 1992 279,750.00
Louisiana Hurricane 1992 243,150.00
Hawaii Hurricane 1992 76,900.00
Iowa Flood Illinois Flood 1993 126,600.00
Illinois Flood 1993 103,775.00
Missouri Flood 1993 88,225.00
Kansas Flood 1993 47,850.00
Nebraska Flood 1993 47,825.00
South Dakota Flood 1993 46,650.00
California Earthquake 1993 146,225.00
Georgia Flood 1994 60,725.00
Texas Flood 1994 67,535.00
Japan Earthquake 1995 34,285.00
Oklahoma Bombing 1995 89,962.00
Washington Flood 1996 32,487.00
North Carolina Hurricane 1996 110,524.00
California Flood 1997 42,000.00
Nevada Flood 1997 48,850.00
Minnesota Flood 1997 86,600.00
North Dakota Flood 1997 93,800.00
Italy Earthquake 1998 4,675.00
Alabama Tornedo 1998 64,125.00
El Salvador Hurricane 1998 34,700.00
Guatemala Hurricane 1998 34,950.00
Honduras Hurricane 1998 50,800.00
Nicaragua Hurricane 1998 36,000.00
Kansas Tornado 1999 65,500.00
Oklahoma Tornado 1999 133,800.00
North Carolina Hurricane 1999 148,200.00
New Mexico Wildfires 2000 60,325.00
Alabama Tornado 2001 82,825.00
New York 9-11 Attack 2001 982,200.00
Virginia 9-11 Attack 2001 337,200.00
Kansas Tornado 2003 22,425.00
Missouri Tornado 2003 44,700.00
Tennessee Tornado 2003 43,700.00
North Carolina Hurricane 2003 32,100.00
Virginia Hurricane 2003 31,450.00
California Wildfires 2004 26,762.00
Alabama Hurricane 2004 48,700.00
Florida Hurricane 2004 163,250.00
Alabama Hurricane 2005 418,950.00
Louisiana Hurricane 2005 650,275.00
Mississippi Hurricane 2005 637,225.00
Indonesia/Sri Lanka Tsunami 2005 48,500.00
Florida Hurricane 2005 95,450.00
Texas Hurricane 2005 22,795.00
Kansas Tornado 2007 72,800.00
Washington State Flooding 2007 39,000.00
Tennessee Tornado 2008 75,850.00
Iowa Flooding 2008 67,960.00
Texas Hurricane 2008 42,130.00
Haiti Earthquake 2010 192,178.00
Tennessee Flooding 2010 39,375.00
Japan Earthquake 2011 91,625.00
New Zealand Earthquake 2011 70,575.00
Australia/Queensland Flood 2001 1,500.00
Alabama Tornado 2011 30,400.00
Tennessee Tornado 2011 30,800.00
Missouri Tornado 2011 42,925.00
North Dakota Flooding 2011 19,285.00
Connecticut Hurricane 2011 22,650.00
New York Hurricane 2011 18,625.00
Pennsylvania Hurricane 2011 18,875.00
Vermont Hurricane 2011 22,775.00
Virginia Hurricane 2011 25,800.00
Kentucky Tornado 2012 60,000.00
Guatemala Hurricane 2012 6,000.00
New York Hurricane 2012-2013 214,228.00
New Jersey Hurricane 2012-2013 213,204.00
Oklahoma Tornados 2013 235,000.00
Philippines Typhoon 2013-2014 142,500.00
Total   $9,977,687.00