Torrential rains and massive flooding have caused thousands of families to be evacuated from homes in Serbia and surrounding regions. One comment regarding the areas affected is that "Everything is destroyed." News reports say that the equivalent of three months of rainfall occurred in three days, creating the "worst floods since records began being kept 120 years ago."
An appeal for assistance has been made by the Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia. "In Serbia, we are facing a real national tragedy," Igor Krstic, Grand Secretary for Foreign Relations, said. He described "floods of Biblical proportion," and said that animals and food stock "have been extinguished." There is also a fear of subsequent disease from water and destruction.
With the approval of the Regular Grand Lodge of Serbia, the Masonic Service Association today is issuing a disaster appeal for assistance. We also note that Croatia and Bosnia are suffering with the same flooding conditions, but no contact has yet been made with Grand Lodges of either of those countries.
Please forward to the MSA such funds as you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in this stricken jurisdiction. Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to:
3905 National Drive, Suite 280,
Burtonsville, MD 20866.
MSA is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.
Thank you very much for your help.
Most sincerely and fraternally,
GEORGE O. BRAATZ, PGM Executive Secretary
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When making contributions, checks should be sent to:
Masonic Service Association of North America
3905 National Drive, Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866