Brother and other interested parties,
On September 1, the eye of Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Abaco Islands with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), making it the strongest hurricane on record to affect the Bahamas. Dorian ripped through the northern Bahamas as a category five hurricane with wind gusts of 200 mph (300 km/h) and huge storm surges. Hurricane Dorian killed at least 50 people in the Bahamas – 42 on Abaco and eight on Grand Bahama.
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.
Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in this stricken jurisdiction to MSA. When remitting by check, please clearly mark that you wish funds to go to the Bahama Disaster Relief Appeal.
MSA deducts no part of your contribution for administrative expenses including charges by PayPal, bookkeeping and cost of acknowledgment letters. Your entire gross donation is sent to the affected jurisdiction. Make donations online at www.msana.com.
Please make checks payable to “MSA Disaster Relief Appeal.” Please clearly mark that you wish funds to go to the Bahamas Disaster Relief Appeal and send to:
Masonic Service Association
3905 National Drive, Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866