In response to requests from members of the Craft and as the extent of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti has become clearer, the Council of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has opened a dedicated Relief Chest. This centrally administered service is for those who would like their donation for victims of the earthquake to be part of a co-ordinated Masonic response.
This announcement follows an earlier decision by the President of the Grand Charity to approve the immediate payment of grants totalling £30,000 in support of emergency aid efforts in Haiti.
Any individual Freemason or Lodge wishing to make a donation via the Council’s Relief Chest and in support of the longer-term recovery efforts can do so by sending a cheque payable to “The Freemasons’ Grand Charity” to: Relief Chest Scheme, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ and noting that it is to be paid into the Haiti Earthquake 2010 Relief Chest No. E0125
Tax payers wishing The Freemasons’ Grand Charity to claim tax relief on their donation, must complete a Gift Aid Donation Form available from the Relief Chest department on 020 7395 9246.
For questions concerning The Freemasons’ Grand Charity’s support for relief efforts in Haiti please contact Siobhan McCarthy on 020 7395 9385.
For further information on making a donation to the Relief Chest please contact the Relief Chest department on 020 7395 9246.