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TN Masonic Tornado/Fire Relief Fund

November 30,2016

Brothers:

We are all heartbroken by the tragedy in Sevier and surrounding Counties this past week. In response to this, however, we have been given an opportunity to make good on our obligations and show the families affected by these events that our actions are equal to our words.

We have been put in contact with family members of some of the victims of the recent fires in and around Gatlinburg and some of the churches in the area that are directly assisting those in need.

If you wish to donate water or nonperishable food items, we are collecting those to send to the families and firefighters; in addition, families need basic items such as toiletries. We also are collecting NEW toys such as stuffed animals to present to the children who have been impacted. If you wish to simply donate money, we would like for you to do that through the Almoner’s Fund. Those wishing to do so should mark their check as, East TN Fire Relief.

Some of the area churches are providing us with lists off families who have lost their homes and possessions, and we are partnering with them, so that your donations will go to families in need.

Please consider how you might be able to contribute. In times of crisis, we often wonder what we can do;this is an opportunity to come together as Scottish Rite Masons and meet the needs of those in our area who are in need.

On their behalf of the families affected by this tragedy, we thank you for your generosity.

Fraternally,
Robert B. Beam 33°
General Secretary
Knoxville Scottish Rite

Spes Mea in Deo