Your check should be made payable to the New York Grand Lodge Foundation and mailed to the Grand Lodge Office, 2101 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710, Attention: Disaster Relief Fund

As always, thanks so much for the sincere generosity of all the Brothers and Sisters of the great Grand Lodge of New York.

For you information, here is a copy of the press release that was sent out to the media this morning:


State President Thomas Lupo


For Immediate Release ……………………………………….. November 15, 2012

The New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America - in responding to the dire need of American Red Cross funding, for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, is proud to announce that a $5,000 donation has been given to the American Red Cross.  This donation has been made on behalf of the over 10,000 Italian Americans who belong to the New York Grand Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America.

Foundation President Thom Lupo has implemented the organization’s Emergency Relief Fund and in anticipation of the generous response from members, he has received the approval of the Foundation Board of Directors to make this donation immediately.  President Lupo said, “The American Red Cross is leading the way during this very difficult and emotional time.  They have responded without delay to all the needs of those victims of Hurricane Sandy.  As a 501(c)3 organization, it is our obligation on behalf of New York OSIA members to be part of this relief effort.”

Established in 1982, the New York Grand Lodge Foundation works at the community, state, and national level to promote the heritage and culture of Italian Americans.  The Foundation offers an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and corporations, to contribute to our many charitable programs that we support.

For further information, please contact the office of the New York Grand Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America at 1-800-322-6742.