Over the past months, with the permission and support of our Grand Master Gregory J. Scott, the NJ Grand Lodge has endorsed starting aNJ Masonic Emergency Response Team Program (MERT). Brother Bill Stevenson is coordinating the effort with RW Michael Holt, our Grand Orator. They have been working with the New Jersey Department of Human Services the New Jersey State Police on this initiative.
Our Masonic Brothers throughout New Jersey continue to support the response to COVID-19! Through your work in in the Food Banks, Blood Donation Centers, Testing Sites, making PPE and the many other projects and programs, you have all tremendously participated in is supporting our brothers, widows, OES Sisters, friends and neighbors in New Jersey!
We are in the core of this year’s hurricane season. NJDHSOEM is working to update plans, equipment and supplies to manage sheltering and feeding operations in the event any mass care operations are needed in this current COVID environment.
Brother Stevenson has asked every DDGM to select a brother in each district who would be willing to be the District MERT Coordinator. They would have the authority to contact the Worshipful Master of each district lodge who could then recruit lodge brethren to be part of MERT for your District.
RWDDGM Hartel Sr. has asked me to be the 15th District’s MERT Coordinator. There will be an email coming out with the MERT Mission and how you can help.
Lastly, don’t forget to support the Hopewell Valley Mobile Food Pantry as a lodge to help those who are in need. Visit the below website for more information.
Until next month….
God Bless and Be Well,
TC5 Worshipful Master