The Masonic Service Association Disaster Relief Fund has issued an appeal on behalf of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina members - http://www.msana.com/msappeals.asp. 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.
Donations can be made online at www.msana.com. When remitting by check, please mark clearly that you wish the funds to go to the "North Carolina 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.
The Grand Master and Grand Lodge of Minnesota Board of Corporate Trustees heartily endorses these appeals as worthy on Minnesota Masonry's funding, and is sending a $10,000 donation this week, in answer to the appeal. The Corporate Board authorized this donation from the Colonel James B. Ladd Fund, used exclusively for charitable purposes.
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.