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Brazil & Queensland floods

Emergency grant of £20,000 following flooding in Brazil

31 January 2011

The President of the Grand Charity has made an emergency grant of £20,000 following flooding earlier this month in Brazil. Over 1,000 people have died after floods and mudslides swept through an area north of the capital, Rio de Janeiro, destroying hundreds of homes. The money has been passed to the District Grand Lodge of South America, North Division to assist with immediate recovery needs following the floods.

£20,000 for Queensland, Australia Floods

14 January 2011

Queensland, Australia has been severely affected by flooding with an estimated 200,000 people suffering as a direct result of the floods. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been evacuated and the State Treasurer has stated the cost of rebuilding is estimated at billions of dollars.

In response to this unprecedented disaster, the President of the Grand Charity has approved an emergency grant of £20,000 to the Grand Lodge of Queensland’s “GRAND MASTER'S QUEENSLAND FLOOD APPEAL”, which is to assist the wider community.

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has further information on these news stories.

Link to UGLE website