MCF Donate $150,000 to Australian Freemasons

United Grand Lodge of England 

For this week’s #CharityTuesday, we can announce that people who have lost everything in the catastrophic Australian bushfires will be among those to benefit from a $150,000 donation from the Masonic Charitable Foundation to the Disaster Relief Funds set up by Australian Freemasons 🇦🇺

The grant from the English and Welsh Freemasons’ charity will see $50,000 given to the Australian Freemasons’ Disaster Relief Funds in each of the three states most affected by the blaze, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Hundreds of homes and businesses have been lost in Victoria and South Australia. Many Australians have lost everything and the impact on the livelihoods of ordinary people is vast. The economy will take many years to fully recover.

An estimated 18 million acres of land have been burned – an area almost as large as Ireland. There has been an enormous impact on the environment, with up to a billion animals being killed. The death toll among koala bears alone has led to calls for the animals to be placed on the endangered species list.

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