At an east side Greensboro Prince Hall Masonic temple, several brethren were setting the lodge up for a meeting this week as the storm approached. They were all able to leave the the lodge before the winds kicked up, but they watched from a distance as the storm tore apart the cinderblock building. It was directly in the path of the tornado.
The Sunnycrest Avenue PHA Masonic temple before yesterday's storm
The MW Prince Hall Grand Lodge of North Carolina's website has not yet officially reacted to the damage.
However, North Carolina Brother Marcus Orr has started a GoFundMe page to receive donations here. Please consider a donation:
While we're all certainly grateful there was no further loss of life or injuries in Greensboro, the destruction of the temple and its irreplaceable artifacts and records represent a terrible loss to their Masonic community. All brethren are encouraged to do what they can to help, aid and assist them to find a temporary home until theirs can be rebuilt.