The Masonic Service Association has received the following from the Grand Secretary of South Carolina, MW Gerald L. Carver:
"The Eastern Part of South Carolina is now having devastating flooding from the flow of Hurricane Florence water from North Carolina through the rivers in the Eastern Part of the State. Three Lodges have already been flooded, and several Brethren and many other South Carolinians have had to leave their homes which are now flooded. Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come with the rivers cresting later this week. Also, the pollution from the North Carolina pig farms and chicken houses is and will be causing major pollution in the flooded South Carolina rivers which flow through cities and towns along the inter-coastal waterway where hundreds if not thousands have been ordered to evacuate in anticipation of the flooding later this week. Our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Michael D. Smith, Sr requests that you make an appeal to our Sister Grand Jurisdictions on behalf of the South Carolina Brethren."
In line with our previous charity campaigns (Texas 2017, Puerto Rico 2017, and North Carolina 2018), the "Hearts for South Carolina" design features hundreds of tiny hearts forming the shape of South Carolina with the Masonic Square and Compasses silhouette in the middle. 75% of the proceeds will be forwarded to the Masonic Service Association of North America.