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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

MSA Issues Disaster Appeal For Bahamas

Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian last week, the Masonic Service Association of North America has announced an official Disaster Appeal for the Bahamas.

The hurricane made landfall on September 1st and stalled over the Bahamas for two days. The Category 5 storm had gusts of more than 200mph with a storm surge of close to 24ft, flattening homes and destroying infrastructure of the islands. Destruction was widespread on Grand Bahama, Abaco, and Eleuthera. 

As of today, at least 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas, and UN officials estimate 76,000 are homeless. The official death toll there is 50 people so far, and continues to rise.

The storm also hit the Virgin Islands, North Carolina’s Outer Banks and near Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is believed to have killed seven others in the southeastern US and Puerto Rico.

APPEAL FOR RELIEF – BAHAMAS

The Bahamas have experienced an unprecedented amount of damage and destruction due to the two days that Hurricane Dorian battered the islands. While food, drinking water, and supplies are needed, the best way to assist them now is through your monetary donation.
The Bahamian Masonic leaders under the jurisdictions of the United Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and the Grand Lodge of Ireland have combined their efforts and requested the Masonic Service Association of North America (MSA) to issue this Disaster Relief Appeal.
Donations can be made online at www.msana.com. When remitting by check, please clearly mark that you wish the funds to go to the Bahamas Disaster Relief Appeal.
Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in this stricken jurisdiction to MSA. Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to 3905 National Drive, STE 280, Burtonsville, MD 20866.
Please remember, MSA deducts no part of your contribution for administrative expenses including charges by PayPal, bookkeeping, and cost of acknowledgment letters. Your entire gross donation will be sent to the affected jurisdiction.
MSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

To donate to this appeal online via Paypal, CLICK HERE. 

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