The entire Atlantic Coast of the United States was buffeted in the last few days of October by the winds and waves of Hurricane Sandy, described by the news media as a "super storm." After crossing the shoreline in New Jersey, the storm continued inland. Extensive building and property damage, electrical outages, unhealthy conditions cause by flooding, and widespread disruption of normal living conditions have occurred in a multi-state region.
In particular, New York City and the coastal areas of New Jersey felt the brunt of Sandy. The Grand Lodges of New York and New Jersey have requested a Disaster Appeal to assist their Masonic families who have been injured or who have received extensive damage to their homes.
Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to the MSA. When remitting funds, please mark your check that you wish the donation to go to New York or New Jersey. Unmarked funds will be divided equally between the two Grand Lodges.
Make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to:
Masonic Service Association of North America8120 Fenton Street, Suite 203, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4785.
MSA is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.
Thank you for your assistance for these stricken jurisdictions.
Sincerely and fraternally,
George O. Braatz, P.G.M.Executive Secretary