Brethren, the state of Vermont has been ravaged by the worst natural disaster in at least the last 100 years of its history. Hundreds of Masons and many lodges have been affected by Hurricane Irene. An relief effort is now underway via Grand Lodge of Vermont F&AM and the other Masonic bodies in the state. The District Deputy Grand Masters will coordinate local efforts. If you have time or materials to donate, please contact the Grand Lodge through its website here.
H/T to Dana Scofield