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Carl J. Smith, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York,

announced today that the Grand Lodge in conjunction with the Trustees of

the Masonic Hall and Home have contributed One Million Dollars

($1,000,000.00) to a fund to be used exclusively to aid and assist the

families of the members of the New York City Police Department, New York

City Fire Department, EMS personnel and employees of the Port Authority

of the State of New York and New Jersey who lost their lives in the

attack upon the New York World Trade Center. Grand Master Smith urges

all Masons in the State of New York, as well as Masons throughout the

United States to add to this fund by their personal contributions. The

contributions should be sent to:

Grand Lodge World Trade Center Fund

c/o The Grand Lodge of the State of New York, F. & A.M.

71 West 23rd Street

New York, N.Y. 10010 - 4149

All questions pertaining to the Grand Lodge World Trade Center Fund

should be directed to the Office of the Grand Secretary 1-800-3MASON4