(by Erin Williams, The Courier, April 19, 2020)
Uniting Ballarat has received its largest donation of blankets from the Freemasons Foundation to assist people experiencing homelessness and financial crisis.
The Sturt-Buninyong lodge of Freemasons Victoria donated 90 woolen blankets, valued at more than $4400, to Uniting Ballarat on Friday.
Lodge secretary Ron Fleming said the donation, which resulted from funds raised through the lodge’s annual fruit sale, came at a critical time.
“We know from experience that household costs are increasing and when people are under economic pressure then cuts are made for …