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Joplin Scottish Rite in Action!

Please watch the video below.  We hope that you find inspiration in this wonderful story of SERVICE.

UPDATE: Joplin Relief Efforts

Brethren and friends,

So many have already shown their heartfelt love and support for those in distress in Joplin.  All of our prayers are helping as well.  Please see the contact information below as to how you may help further at this time.  We have also been blessed by other Jurisdictions from around our country who are helping in every respect as well.  I have been advised that all of our DeMolays and their families in the area have been accounted for without any fatalities.  Unfortunately, at present, at least 35% of our Masonic Family in Joplin have been seriously affected by the tornados and storms.  Please help where you can.  God bless those in need and all who surround them.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Dad Cockerham

The following is an excerpt from an update sent by the Executive Secretary of the Valley of St. Joseph:

To date they are unaware on any fatalities to area masons, although some have had their homes damaged or destroyed.  The Scottish Rite Temple was not damaged and the Joplin Valley is currently serving 600 meals a day to volunteers and the community even though they are under a boil order for their water supply.

They have been receiving donations of food and water, but their greatest need now is funds so they can continue their efforts.

If you would like to make a donation, you may send a check payable to the Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin with the notation “tornado disaster relief”.

Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin
Attention: Richard Lowrey
505 S. Byers
Joplin, MO 64801

The Grand Lodge of Missouri AF&AM has also established a disaster relief fund and payment should be made payable and sent to the Grand Lodge of Missouri with the notation “Joplin area disaster relief”.  You can now donate online via the Grand Lodge’s website!

Grand Lodge of Missouri
6033 Masonic Dr., Suite B
Columbia, MO. 65202-6568

Joplin Assitance Request

Please visit W. Bro. Chris Hodapp’s blog at for the latest on requests for assistance in Jopin.

Grand Lodge of Missouri AF&AM – Joplin Disaster Relief

The MW Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri AF&AM has posted a message regarding Joplin disaster relief efforts at You can download his message for print at

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