In January 2020, we donated AUS $150,000 to help people affected by a catastrophic bushfire season in Australia.
This donation was awarded as three $50,000 grants to the Australian Freemasons’ Disaster Relief Funds in each of the three states most affected by the fires: New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
These fires burned an estimated 18 million acres of land, destroyed over 3,000 homes and businesses and killed at least 34 people. They also had an enormous impact on the environment, with as many as a billion animals lost.
These grants were used to support victims of the fire who lost their homes or livelihoods
David Innes, Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, said: