The Masonic Service Association Disaster Relief Fund has issued appeals on behalf of the Grand Lodges of California, Florida, North Carolina, and Guatemala members - http://www.msana.com/msappeals.asp.
The Grand Lodge of California asked for the disaster relief fund appeal to assist those affected by the state's recent wildfires. The Grand Lodge of Florida asked for the disaster relief fund appeal to assist those who have sustained damage from the flooding brought about by Hurricane Michael. The Grand Lodge of North Carolina asked for the disaster relief fund appeal to assist those who have sustained damage from the flooding brought about by Hurricane Florence. The Grand Lodge of Guatemala asked for the disaster relief fund appeal to assist those affected by the Fuego Volcano eruption.
Donations can be made online at www.msana.com. When remitting by check, please mark clearly which disaster appeal you wish the funds to go (California Disaster Appeal, Florida Disaster Appeal, North Carolina Disaster Appeal, or Guatemala Disaster Appeal).
Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in this stricken jurisdiction to Masonic Service Association. Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund, note clearly which appeal you are helping fund and send to:
Masonic Service Association of North America
3905 National Drive, Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866
The Masonic Service Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and as such can receive tax deductible donations. MSA sends the complete amount of every donation to the Masonic Service Association Disaster Relief Fund to the intended recipient. It takes nothing, not a penny nor a stamp, for its administration of the fundraising effort. When giving to the Masonic Service Association Disaster Relief Fund you can be assured that the entire amount of your donation will go to the relief of those distressed by the disaster.
Minnesota Masons were on the receiving end of a similar appeal twenty years ago when the flood waters of the Red River of the North ravaged the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks and other nearby communities. Now it is our turn to pay it back just a bit.