(by Zoe Myall, Spalding Today, 12 June 2019)
Freemasons from South Holland have contributed to financial support given to victims of Cyclone Fani which has ravaged the Indian state of Odisha, writes Ben Smith.
The aid was given by 21 Freemasons in Lincolnshire, specifically the Freemasons’ charity, the Masonic Charitable Foundation, and will help to provide dry ration kits of basic food to 5,000 families, along with household essentials.
A further 2,000 households will receive shelter materials so they can begin to repair their homes, while 2,000 children will be provided with educational materials so they can get back to school as soon as possible.
The grant of £15,000 is being donated to Plan International UK, which is working to help the most vulnerable survivors in 70 communities in the worst hit areas of Odisha’s Puri district. A further £1,250 is being sent to Freemasons in Bengal, at their request, to support relief efforts on the ground.
Over 10 million people have been affected across 11 districts of Odisha by Cyclone Fani. It was the strongest cyclone to strike India in…