Volunteers Requested

Grand Lodge SealFrom the Grand Secretary:

The Grand Lodge of Mississippi as received an official request from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana requesting assistance in the form of physical labor to assist with the recovery from the recent flooding. The details are:

Contact: Carle Jackson, 225-938-3552 or Acacia Shrine Center, 225-923-3124, or Chuck Coburn (Asst. Raban), 985-974-2961

Please call before you leave home and again when you arrive in Baton Rouge.

If you will be staying for several days, we are housing volunteers at the Acacia Shrine Center. Bring a cot if possible. Linens, blankets & towels are available.

All volunteers will be registered and dispatched from Acacia.

What to bring with you:

  • Boots: You will be working in debris from a major disaster.
  • Goggles, gloves and hard hat, if you have them.
  • Masks & other equipment will be available at the Shrine Center. If you do not have the items on the list, we will supply what we can with the exception of boots.

Make sure your tetanus shot is current (within last five years). You should also have a vaccination for Hepatitis C if you are going to work in the debris areas where water systems are compromised. If you have not had these inoculations, arrangements can be made.

Communication Correction

From the Grand Secretary:

A communication from the Grand Secretary to All Mississippi Lodge Secretaries Dated August 19 contained a typographical error.
The correct city and ZIP Code for the MSA Disaster Relief Fund is:

Masonic Services Association
3905 National Drive
Suite 280
Burtonsville, MD 20866

The letter incorrectly listed the address as Burtonsville, MS

Message from the Grand Master

Freemason Thin Blue LineBrethren it is with a heavy heart that I write this message today. Brethren
our law enforcement officers are being killed and under attack and there is
no out cry from our leaders.

I am asking that the Mason’s of Mississippi show the public that we are good
men, by showing public support for our local law enforcement. And be in
prayer for our men and women in blue.

-Edward Rhodes, GM