Grand Lodge of the State of New York
September 1, 2005
To all members of the Masonic Community in the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in New York State:
We must all be aware of the magnitude of the National disaster which has impacted our nation and fellow countrymen by Hurricane Katrina. Words are simply inadequate to describe the extent of the human misery we have been viewing for the last number of days since this storm of the century impacted on the Florida and Gulf coastal regions. We have yet to fully comprehend the extent of this calamity...some have called it an American Tsunami. Nevertheless, we must react now and begin our efforts to help, aid and assist those whose lives may have been changed forever.
Once again I am calling upon our Masonic fraternity, our families, friends and business associates to respond as generously as their finances permit to help alleviate the suffering of our fellow citizens. Our fraternity has a long and distinguished history of rising to the occasion when the need has been there ... from Valley Forge to 9-11 and as recently as the devastating Tsunami earlier this year.
As your Grand Master I am asking you to please respond now to this appeal and make a generous tax-deductible contribution to the Masonic Brotherhood Fund earmarked for...
"Hurricane Disaster Relief."
Let us count our blessings and thank the Great Architect that we are in a position to donate personally as well as through our businesses and Lodges and District Associations. Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity. God Bless you and yours and...
God Bless America!
EDWARD R. TROSIN