140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Louisiana Flooding Relief

Masons of California
Relief Appeal for Louisiana Flooding
Dear Brethren:

We are receiving reports and following the news regarding the torrential rainstorms
and severe damage caused by massive flooding in Louisiana – the worst natural disaster
in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.

At this time, thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, leaving more
than 70,000 reportedly displaced, and thousands more without power. Recovery is
expected to take months. The Grand Lodge of Louisiana has reported that many
brothers and Masonic family members have been displaced as a result of the disaster,
and that multiple lodge buildings have been heavily flooded.

At the request of the Masonic Service Association of North America, The Grand Lodge
of California has established a Louisiana Flood Relief Fund in response to this devastating
natural disaster. All gifts received for this relief appeal will be transferred directly to the
Grand Lodge of Louisiana for distribution to those in need.
Please mail your gift to:

Grand Lodge of California
Louisiana Flood Relief
Attn: Denise Avila
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Checks should be made payable to the Masonic Service Association of North America.
Please mark clearly on your check that you would like your gift to be directed to the 
Louisiana Flood Relief Fund.
For questions related to making a donation, please contact Annual Fund Manager Denise Avila.
Please join Jeanette and me in our prayers for those affected by this disaster, especially our
brother Masons and their wives, widows, and families, as well as those emergency workers
risking their lives to help rescue others.
Sincerely and fraternally,

M. David Perry
Grand Master
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