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Disaster Appeal For California

Most Worshipful Stuart A. Wright, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of California, has requested the Masonic Service Association of North America to issue a Disaster Relief Appeal. Wildfires have brought unprecedented death and destruction across the state. The Grand Lodge is aiding and assisting their Brothers, their families, and their communities in providing aid and assistance.

Grand Master Wright says, “The wildfires now raging in California are unlike anything we’ve seen before. The 215-square mile Camp Fire in Northern California is the deadliest in California history with over 10,000 structures destroyed and dozens of fatalities. The Woolsey Fire has burned nearly 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and has resulted in additional deaths and destroyed structures. Hundreds of Masons, their families, and widows have been evacuated, and many of them have lost their homes. Places of employment and education have been destroyed, making the immediate future of many in our Masonic family very uncertain. “The loss has been great and, unfortunately, it will only become greater before the fires are contained. There is an immediate need for help.”

Disaster Appeal For Florida

The Masonic Service Association of North America has received a request from the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida, MW John E. Karroum for MSA to issue a Disaster Relief Appeal.

"Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018 and caused heavy destruction in its path. A week later the death toll is still rising… Clean up from the hurricane has begun and we have been receiving many phone calls requesting assistance. We have started to distribute monetary donations but the balance in our Hurricane Fund is rapidly depleting."

As you know, the town of Mexico Beach is virtually destroyed. The cities of Panama City and Port St. Joe were among the hardest hit. People are living without utilities and in many cases without their homes. There is an immediate need for help. Kindly distribute this Appeal to as many as possible.

Disaster Appeal For South Carolina Concluded

The Grand Lodge of South Carolina has received a tremendous response from their Brethren and from Lodges from other Jurisdictions in light of the damages caused by Hurricane Florence.

Their Masonic Charities and Disaster Relief Board has determined that the requests they have received for assistance due to flooding can be met by the generous donations they have received from MSA and the additional donations from their Brethren.

Consequently, they have asked the Masonic Service Association to conclude our Disaster Relief Appeal and forward any future donations to the Grand Lodge of Florida on their behalf.


Disaster Appeal For North Carolina

Most Worshipful Speed Hallman, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina has requested the Masonic Service Association of North America to issue a Disaster Relief Appeal. Hurricane Florence has produced massive flooding across the state. The Grand Lodge is aiding and assisting their Brothers, their families, and their communities in providing aid and assistance.

Further information will be made as available. Please keep up to date at MSA's website as well as MSA's Facebook Page and Facebook Group.

Particular information and photos can be sent to MSA at [email protected]

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Disaster Appeal For Guatemala

The Fuego Volcano in Guatemala erupted with terrible force on June 3 killing many and burying hundreds more. Volcanic ash has fallen over half of Guatemala where agriculture is crucial. Further eruptions and seismic events are expected.

The Grand Master of Guatemala, Brother Estuardo Ordoñez Kocher, has asked the Masonic Service Association of North America to issue a Disaster Relief Appeal to help his afflicted brethren and their families. He reports that six of over 50 burned children have already been sent to the Shriners Hospital in Galveston, Texas, but, unfortunately, his local resources have been expended.

Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help in this stricken jurisdiction to MSA.

 

By Check

Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send them to:

Masonic Service Association
3905 National Drive, Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866. 

When remitting funds to MSA, please mark checks,"California Disaster Appeal", "Florida Disaster Appeal" , "North Carolina Disaster Appeal" or "Guatemala Disaster Appeal."

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We were asked if any of your contribution for Disaster Relief is deducted by MSA for administrative expenses and the answer is "No!" All expenses, charges by PayPal, bookkeeping, or cost of acknowledgment letters, everything, is absorbed by MSA in its operating budget. Your entire gross donation will be sent to the affected jurisdiction. That's the way it's always been, and that's the way it will continue.

 

Ongoing Appeals

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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

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