The City of Pittsburgh issued an official Proclamation resolving that the Council "...does hereby thank the officers and members of East Liberty Lodge No. 725, Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania's Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons for their generous and gracious support of the community of Garfield (in Pittsburgh)... and for their efforts, energy, and undying dedication to the principles upon which the Free & Accepted Masons were founded nearly three hundred years ago." East Liberty Lodge contributed $1,000 in support of the Garfield Youth Football project to improve its facilities in Pittsburgh.