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2008 Storm Relief Efforts


Some members of Crescent Masonic Lodge #403, located in North
Little Rock, AR, after seeing the destruction on Feb. 5th in Clinton
 

 


knew what they had to do. And that was to fulfill a part of their
obligation as Masons by providing help to their brothers, local area
communities, and our state. The emails and phone calls started on
Wednesday 6 February. Here is the rest of the story:

More than twenty masons, their wives, children and friends from
Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood and other surrounding cities
departed at 6 AM Saturday February 9th, for Clinton Arkansas.

Several Masonic Lodges were represented incuding Crescent, Lonoke,
Rose City, Patterson, Adoniram, and others. The Masonic Brothers also
represented several other Masonic organizations such as Scimitar Shrine,
Scottish Rite members of Albert Pike Memorial Scottish Rite Temple,
Bendemeer Grotto, Union Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Occidental
Council #1, and Hugh de Payens Commandery #1 of Knight Templar's.

The cooking area was set up in front of the Clinton AR, Wal-Mart

  


store in town. While the grills and burners were being lit, several truck
loads of clothing; for men, women, teenagers, small children and babies,
were being delivered. This also included books to read, games that the
entire family could play, paper goods, toiletries, and the list goes on...
  

  


By 8:30 the meat started coming off the grills, the drinks were ice cold,
and the 100 cup coffee pot was ready to serve. Over 1500 lbs of meat,
45 gallons of beef stew, 30 gallons of noodle soup, all cooked & served.
  

  


Storm victims, Relief workers, Law Enforcement, Red Cross volunteers,
& military personnel came by to eat. Each had stories of faith and hope.
  

  

  
As the day progressed and supplies started running low, additional supplies
began to be dropped off. More soda, drinking water, bread, buns & cash
were donated which allowed the purchase of more side dishes.

Later in the day, boxes of food, snacks, and water were packed up and
delivered to the support people working in the worst damaged areas.

What a great day to be a Mason and being able to demonstrate what
Masonry is all about. For information on becoming a Mason, Click Here

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