You may have heard about the recent historic flooding in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area. Below are some helpful links for information about how our Baton Rouge brethren have been affected, what they are doing now, and how you can help.
Photo: Lodge Room of Milford Lodge No. 117, Baton Rouge. The lodge building took on 3.5 ft. of water during the flooding. (From Baton Rouge Relief Lodge No. 5 Facebook Group.)
Contributions of goods can be sent to:
Acacia Shrine Center
7991 Commerce Ave.
Baton Rouge, 70815
Contact: Carle Jackson, 225–938–3552 or the Acacia Shrine Center. Please call before you leave home and again when you arrive in Baton Rouge.
If you will be staying for several days, we are housing volunteers at the Acacia Shrine Center. All Volunteers will be registered and dispatched from Acacia.
What to bring with you:
If you do not have the items on the list, we will supply what we can with the exception of boots. Make sure you tetanus shot is current (within last five years). You should also have a vaccination for Hepatitis C if you are going to work in the debris areas where water systems are compromised. If you have not had these inoculations, arrangements can be made.
Source: Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A.