This year’s hurricane season has been particularly rough on the gulf coast area. Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and the Houston area especially. The Grand Lodge of Texas has requested assistance and is working through the Masonic Service Association (MSA) of North America for an appeal for funds.
MSA has a long history of coordinating disaster relief appeals on behalf of the Grand Lodges of North America.
MSA has issued this appeal and donations can be made on the MSA website here: http://www.msana.com/msappeals.asp#texas or you can send a check to:
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, "Texas Disaster Appeal."
The MSA appeal is the single best way to help other Masons.
As of this writing Hurricane Irma is making its way to Florida. The Tyler’s Place Podcast has put together a special episode on this storm with some great information. This episode can be accessed at: https://www.spreaker.com/user/tylersplace/hurricane-special?autoplay=true
Please keep those that have been affected by this devastation in your thoughts and prayers. As Freemasons, we have a long history of helping others, including our fellow brothers when they face adversity.
On behalf of the Midnight Freemasons, we wish the best for all those whose lives have been affected by this devastation.
WB Gregory J. Knott is the Past Master of St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 in St. Joseph (IL) and a plural member of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL), Homer Lodge No. 199 (IL) and Naval Lodge No. 4 in Washington