The Western Association has over 850 Knights, Dames, Chaplains, and Provisional Members residing throughout the Western United States.
Other Associations in the United States are:
American Association (New York, N.Y.)
Federal Association (Washington, D.C.)
Cuban Association (Miami, FL)
To reduce the misery of the world - Blessed Fra' Gerard
The members of the Western Association USA serve the needy face-to-face and also provide financial support for over 50 different ministries for the poor, the sick, the homeless, the elderly, and others in need.
In early May each year members of the Order from around the world, including over 350 from the Western Association, travel to Lourdes, France to care for men, women and children facing serious and often life-threatening physical challenges. The members of the Western Association assist in the Order’s worldwide projects, primarily operated under the Order’s world-wide relief organization, Order of Malta Worldwide Relief (Malteser International).