Happy 4th of July

Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promote of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them as a deserving brother.
Brother George Washington

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Oklahoma Relief Project : Charity in Action (2)

W:. Fullerton and his wife Lynnsie made the long drive out, and we are thankful for their hard work, and the tireless work and support of all those that helped them. When they arrived at the Masonic Lodge in Moore they found this….

Here is W:. Fullerton with the Master of Moore Lodge… Moore Lodge suffered some damage, while across the street nothing is left.

Some of the Brothers from Moore…

The trailer at Moore Lodge…..

 

Took a while to unload….. that trailer held alot .. I’m thinking Paul said 56000 pounds…

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The destruction isn’t possible to put into words … so here are a few pictures from Moore taken by the Fullertons….

We would like to thank everyone who made this trip possible, our hardworking crew, our sponsors, our Brothers in the 17th District and Leesburg Lodge, and to everyone who took the time and the effort to donate. We’ll keep praying for Moore, and for the suffering and needy everywhere.

Charity: From its origin to the present hour, in all its vicissitudes,
Masonry has been the steady, unvarying friend of man

Oklahoma Relief Project : Charity in Action (1)

Moore is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population of 57,000 makes it the seventh largest city in the state of Oklahoma.
On Monday May 21st. at 2:40 pm the peaceful suburban city received a Tornado Warning from the National Weather Service

The tornado touched down at 2:45 pm C.T. on Monday — only 5 minutes after the first warnings went out. Moore residents had less than 30 minutes before the massive storm entered the western part of the city.  The massive, howling tornado pulverized a vast swath of the Oklahoma City suburbs, chewing up homes and businesses and severely damaging a hospital and two elementary schools. The storm, rated an EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, carved a trail as much as 1.3 miles wide and 17 miles long.

moore-tornado-closeup130521215521-19-moore-ok-052113423-horizontal-gallery130521215122-01-moore-ok-052113141-horizontal-galleryAs you can tell from the photos, nothing can withstand the fury of a Tornado.

Damage assessments conducted Tuesday showed the tornado packed winds, at times, between 200 and 210 miles per hour, making it an EF5 — the strongest category of tornadoes measured, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

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The tornado’s width spanned 1.3 miles — the length of more than 22 football fields lined up end-to-end. Given its breadth and power, it ranks among some of the strongest storms ever to strike the United States.

Briarwood Elementary School

Briarwood Elementary School

Plaza Towers Elementary School

Plaza Towers Elementary School

Moore’s children sought refuge along with the teachers in these schools. Not all of them survived.
Back in Florida, the Brothers of Orange Masonic Lodge and Leesburg Masonic Lodge jumped into action. With the help of several corporate sponsors they procured a tractor trailer rig and begin to collect relief supplies.
Charity Starts in your HeartAs you can see, the trailer is large, and a lot of hard work went into the pick up and loading of the supplies. Some were dropped off at the trailer, and some came from various places around the city. Our tireless work crew never stopped….
Until it was full.
Ready to leave, the trailer is fully packed.
Soon W:. Paul, and his wife Lynnsie will leave and begin the journey to Moore……