Disaster Relief Summary

Disaster Relief – How it Works

When a natural disaster occurs, the Grand Jurisdiction(s) affected may request the MSANA to make an appeal for assistance to all U.S. and Canadian Grand Lodges.

Our first disaster relief appeal was in 1923 to help the victims of an earthquake in Japan. Since that time more than 100 appeals have been made on behalf of individual Grand Lodges.

When a disaster relief appeal is made, all of the monies received are sent, in their entirety, to the Grand Jurisdiction involved. No portion of donated funds is retained by the MSANA for any reason whatsoever. All costs connected with the appeal are absorbed through our regular operating budget. All donated funds are given to help the recovery within the Grand Jurisdiction for whom the appeal was made.

All contributions, donations, and bequests to MSANA are tax deductible and every gift is acknowledged by the MSANA.

Summary of Masonic Relief

LocationYear(s) Amount 
Hawaii – Maui Wildfires2023 $      399,175
Puerto Rico – Hurricane Fiona2022 – 2023 $      106,339
Kentucky – Tornados2021 $      321,967
Louisiana – Hurricane Ida2021 $      118,887
Mississippi – Hurricane Zeta2020 $        37,307
Iowa – Derecho2020 $      132,071
Louisiana – Hurricane Relief2020 $      153,848
Nebraska – Storm, Flood2019 $      130,782
Bahamas – Hurrican Dorian2019 $      205,146
Guatemala – Volcano2018 $        98,976
Florida – Hurricane Michael2018 $      201,491
California Wildfires2018 $      214,449
South Carolina – Hurricane Florence2018 $      155,256
North Carolina – Hurricane Florence2018 $      382,036
Texas – Hurrican Harvey2017 $      915,395
Puerto Rico Earthquakes2017 $      670,939
Florida Hurricane2017 $      503,980
Tennessee Tornadoes2016 $        30,000
Louisiana Flooding2016 $      250,000
North Carolina Hurricane2016 $        50,000
South Carolina Flooding2015 $      110,000
Serbia Flooding2014 $        32,000
Baja California Sur Hurricane2014 $        25,000
Philippines Typhoon2013-2014 $      185,000
Oklahoma Tornados2013 $      235,000
New York Hurricane2012-2013 $      214,228
New Jersey Hurricane2012-2013 $      213,204
Kentucky Tornado2012 $        60,000
Guatemala Hurricane2012 $         6,000
Japan Earthquake2011 $        91,625
New Zealand Earthquake2011 $        70,575
Alabama Tornado2011 $        30,400
Tennessee Tornado2011 $        30,800
Missouri Tornado2011 $        42,925
North Dakota Flooding2011 $        19,285
Connecticut Hurricane2011 $        22,650
New York Hurricane2011 $        18,625
Pennsylvania Hurricane2011 $        18,875
Vermont Hurricane2011 $        22,775
Virginia Hurricane2011 $        25,800
Haiti Earthquake2010 $      192,178
Tennessee Flooding2010 $        39,375
Tennessee Tornado2008 $        75,850
Iowa Flooding2008 $        67,960
Texas Hurricane2008 $        42,130
Kansas Tornado2007 $        72,800
Washington State Flooding2007 $        39,000
Alabama Hurricane2005 $      418,950
Louisiana Hurricane2005 $      650,275
Mississippi Hurricane2005 $      637,225
Indonesia/Sri Lanka Tsunami2005 $        48,500
Florida Hurricane2005 $        95,450
Texas Hurricane2005 $        22,795
California Wildfires2004 $        26,762
Alabama Hurricane2004 $        48,700
Florida Hurricane2004 $      163,250
Kansas Tornado2003 $        22,425
Missouri Tornado2003 $        44,700
Tennessee Tornado2003 $        43,700
North Carolina Hurricane2003 $        32,100
Virginia Hurricane2003 $        31,450
Alabama Tornado2001 $        82,825
New York 9-11 Attack2001 $      982,200
Virginia 9-11 Attack2001 $      337,200
Australia/Queensland Flood2001 $         1,500
New Mexico Wildfires2000 $        60,325
Kansas Tornado1999 $        65,500
Oklahoma Tornado1999 $      133,800
North Carolina Hurricane1999 $      148,200
Italy Earthquake1998 $         4,675
Alabama Tornado1998 $        64,125
El Salvador Hurricane1998 $        34,700
Guatemala Hurricane1998 $        34,950
Honduras Hurricane1998 $        50,800
Nicaragua Hurricane1998 $        36,000
California Flood1997 $        42,000
Nevada Flood1997 $        48,850
Minnesota Flood1997 $        86,600
North Dakota Flood1997 $        93,800
Washington Flood1996 $        32,487
North Carolina Hurricane1996 $      110,524
Japan Earthquake1995 $        34,285
Oklahoma Bombing1995 $        89,962
Georgia Flood1994 $        60,725
Texas Flood1994 $        67,535
Iowa Flood1993 $      126,600
Illinois Flood1993 $      103,775
Missouri Flood1993 $        88,225
Kansas Flood1993 $        47,850
Nebraska Flood1993 $        47,825
South Dakota Flood1993 $        46,650
California Earthquake1993 $      146,225
Florida Hurricane1992 $      279,750
Louisiana Hurricane1992 $      243,150
Hawaii Hurricane1992 $        76,900
Philippine Islands Flood1991 $        30,500
Puerto Rico Hurricane1989 $        45,625
California Earthquake1989 $        62,000
Florida Hurricane1985 $        20,244
Mexico Earthquake1985 $         6,220
Columbian Earthquake1985 $            100
Chilean Flood1985 $        32,500
South Carolina Earthquake1985 $      243,325
Dominican Republic Disaster1979 $        32,859
Chilean Earthquake1979 $        36,927
Guatemala Relief1976 $        66,130
Mississippi Flood Relief1976 $        80,560
Honduras Relief1974 $        13,696
Nicaragua Earthquake Relief1973 $         5,960
Philippine Flood Relief1972 $        19,220
Peru Relief1970 $        87,367
Mississippi Relief1969 $        20,008
Italy Flood Relief1967 $        59,395
Louisiana Hurricane Relief1965 $        54,718
Cuban Relief1962 $        11,436
Chilean Relief1960 $         1,000
Miscellaneous Relief1959 $        18,024
Tamaulipas Relief Fund1955 $        29,985
Holland Relief Fund1953 $        19,210
Manitoba Relief Fund1950 $        20,734
Ecuador Relief Fund1949 $        46,798
Philippine Relief Fund1945 $         7,387
Chilean Earthquake1939 $         5,202
Austrian Flood 1938 $        33,771
Kentucky Flood1937 $      107,622
Puerto Rico Hurricane1928 $      608,291
Mississippi Valley Flood1927 $        43,700
Florida Hurricane1926 $      114,236
Japanese Earthquake Relief1923 $         1,577
Total  $ 15,265,231


 

Charity in Action

See the chart for summary of relief funds distributed by the MSANA.

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$15,265,231.00 total

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