hope all lodges and members will consider having a fundraiser to support
the Foundation. This could be a raffle, basket auction, silent auction,
white elephant sale, bake sale or any other creative ideas you may want
As you know, Thor Lodge 4-067 in Minot, ND, had many families affected
by the severe June flooding of the Souris River.
We are currently in the process of mailing out $38,000 in $1,000 Helping
Hands to Member Grants to all of the Sons of Norway families that have
been affected by the floods. This will help them in their clean-up and
recovery efforts to purchase much needed cleaning supplies, bottled
water and other basic necessities. To help our members in their time
of need is the true meaning of fraternalism. This is the purpose of
the Humanitarian Fund.
This year we are asking for something special. We ask that donations
collected during October, Foundation Month, be given to the Humanitarian
Fund. This will insure that the Humanitarian Fund stands ready to assist
our members during the next disaster.
For every individual $250 donation to the Humanitarian Fund the donor
will receive a King Harald V medallion as a sign of their support.
The Foundation office has many materials to help tell the Foundation
story. They include: Foundation power point presentations,
brochures, scholarship and grant handouts and flyers available to lodges
at no cost.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for requests.
You may also go to the Foundation section of the Sons of Norway web
site to view our scholarship and grant offerings, see what we have funded
for 2011 and to donate on-line. The Sons of Norway Foundation is our
members Foundation. You are the financial supporters as well as the
grant and scholarship recipients.