R.W. Bro. Tom Hendrickson, Junior Grand Warden is calling out all brothers in Minnesota to help our brothers in Iowa.
Call for Help, Aid & Assist for the Grand Lodge of IowaBrethren,The Grand Lodge of Minnesota is sponsoring a trip to Help, Aid & Assist the Masons of the Cedar Rapids area whose homes and businesses were ruined by the flood waters. We are seeking volunteers who will go and help tear out carpeting, remove sheet rock and water-soaked furniture. It will be heavy work, and not for the faint of heart. But, it is an opportunity to assist Masons, their families and their community in a time of great need!Transportation will be by motor coach, which will meet at the Masonic Home in Bloomington, and depart on July 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm. We will arrive in Cedar Rapids at approx 10:30 pm. If there are groups or clusters of volunteers along the way to Cedar Rapids, we may make several quick stops. We will be sleeping at the Scottish Rite, so bring your sleeping bags, bed rolls, air mattresses or cots. In the morning we will wake and eat a hearty breakfast. We will have WM Gary Thomas of Red Wing cooking for us. If you have eaten at the Lodge in Red Wing, you know Gary is a great cook!After breakfast, we will go out into the city and get to work! Bring work clothes, boots, gloves, and a few tools if you have them. We will labor until 5:30 or so. We then return to the Scottish Rite and eat a good dinner. We will board the bus and arrive back at the Masonic Home on July 19th at approx 10:30 pm.Please contact Grand Secretery Doug Campbell at 952-948-6700 to sign-up!The attached PDF document may be downloaded and printed for distribution to your Lodges. For more information, please feel free to contact Tom Hendrickson, Junior Grand Warden, or your Area Deputy. Brothers, thank you!Tom HendricksonJunior Grand Warden