Volume LIIINovember 2006Number 4

Masonic Village Supplies Furniture to Hurricane Survivors

On Sept. 16, a shipment of used sofas, recliners and dining room chairs from the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown was loaded for transportation to Gulfport, Miss., to aid survivors of Hurricane Katrina in rebuilding their homes and lives. Bro. John Marsh, director of purchasing and materials management, had recently visited the Gulf Coast with his church and saw the need for everything from food to clothing to furniture. In the past, when Masonic Village had excess furniture from renovation projects, it has been auctioned off to the community, but with the generous donation of a truck, driver and funding from Jack Treier, Inc. Moving & Storage; Paul Risk Associates; Pete Hondru Motors; D.A. Landis, Inc.; Andrews Excavating; and Bank of Lancaster County, Bro. John was able to organize the donation. The furniture will be stored by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, where it will be allocated to the survivors. Because the demand for donations and volunteers is so great, future trips are being arranged with the help of the Masonic Village and the community.

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