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Supporting the British Red Cross

 

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Nationwide, Freemasons´ are supporting the work of the British Red Cross, directly and through the Grand Charity. We rely on you to help us reach vulnerable people in times of crisis, at home and overseas.




Supporting the Zimbabwe Red Cross to fight hunger in Zimbabwe


More than five million pensioners now say television is their main form of company.


Many floods, earthquakes and violent conflicts barely make it into the news. We rely on donations to our Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to launch responses to these emergencies, which are a core part of our work. Between 2009 and 2014 the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement assisted 68 million people affected by silent emergencies.


Read about how the British Red Cross is supporting the Zimbabwe Red Cross to fight hunger in Zimbabwe. The Red Cross is helping 900,000 families to generate their own food through agricultural training, restocking livestock and by facilitating access to water and irrigation techniques. Chenesai Tera, a farmer in Zimbabwe, explains how she previously struggled to feed her family, but now, with support from the Red Cross, she can feed her family three meals a day.


Helping to fight hunger in Zimbabwe.


In the UK, we highlight the British Red Cross' work to provide wheelchairs and other mobility equipment to help discharge patients earlier, increase the availability of bed spaces in hospitals, and help people become more independent at home.


Read about how your support makes a difference to so many people. [ Outlook Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2015 ]




Red Cross thank Freemasons after reaching �2 million giving milestone


British Red Cross celebrates 30 year partnership with The Freemasons' Grand Charity


Over the past 30 years, The Freemasons' Grand Charity has developed a strong partnership with the British Red Cross, supporting their work both at home in the UK and around the world. Last year, following a grant to fund a new emergency vehicle in Sussex, The Grand Charity surpassed the �2 million mark in donations to the Red Cross. This milestone has been recognised by the Red Cross who have thanked Freemasons for their continued support.


The partnership between The Freemasons' Grand Charity and the British Red Cross highlights the impact two organisations with a shared focus and a drive for change can have on the lives of people in need. The consistent support of the Freemasons has allowed us to plan and shape our services so we are able to live up to our promise 'refusing to ignore people in crisis' both in the UK, and abroad. We are lucky to have such dedicated support, and I look forward to continuing our partnership.
Mike Adamson, Chief Executive at the Red Cross


Full report here....[ 30 Year Partnership ]






Red Cross aiding Syrian Refugees.


extreme hardship endured by Syrians


Four years of conflict in Syria have left millions of people in need of aid and placed huge demands on humanitarian organisations such as the Red Cross. With no end to the current crisis in sight, the extreme hardship endured by Syrians throughout the region will only grow more acute in 2015.


Figures suggest that a third of Syria�s pre-war population of 22 million is living in besieged areas or has sought refuge elsewhere in the country. More than three million other Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries or further afield. Read more [ Outlook No.27 ]





Red Cross dead body management team.


Local Red Cross volunteers are working tirelessly across West Africa.
Local Red Cross volunteers are working tirelessly across West Africa.


Daniel leads a Red Cross dead body management team in Sierra Leone. He is working on the front line, fighting the spread of one of the world's deadliest diseases. Daniel is a volunteer. When people die from Ebola, their bodies are still highly infectious. Daniel's team must take every safety precaution as they give these people a dignified burial, preventing further spread of the disease. It's a harrowing but vital job and some of his team now suffer from nightmares.


"I keep going and working� because it is the right thing to do. People are dying and if nobody is managing the dead bodies, the disease is going to spread." Please donate today and help protect Daniel and his team. Your donation will supply protective clothing, Ebola-killing chlorine and other critical supplies for our volunteers working across West Africa.


Read this story and much more by downloading this pdf file [ Outlook No.26 ].


 



Fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


A new Ebola treatment centre has recently been opened.

The Ebola outbreak continues to claim lives across West Africa. The deadly disease has hit six countries since the outbreak began in March - Mali is the latest country to record a case. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been worst affected. A new Ebola treatment centre has recently been opened by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on the outskirts of Kenema city.


The centre can accommodate 60 patients. Support from donors has enabled the Red Cross to open the centre. Eleven-year-old Kadiatu was among the first patients to be discharged from the centre after recovering from the disease.


However, there is currently not enough funding to ensure the centre stays open for 12 months. Additional funds are also required to support the deployment of more health-care workers, as well as the tools, supplies and equipment needed to carry out treatment.


By the end of October, Ebola had claimed nearly 5,000 lives across West Africa. The number of cases has also passed 10,000. Red Cross staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to fight the disease.


The response is focused on five core elements:
1. Raising awareness of the disease 2. Finding people who have come into contact with Ebola 3. Treating patients 4. Safely burying Ebola's victims 5. Working with communities and survivors to reduce stigma.


The head of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, Emmanuel Tommy, said the virus is the biggest threat his country has faced since the end of its civil war in 2002. "Ebola is feared more than the war," Mr Tommy said. "Ebola is all over the country, so you don't know where to run to."


Did you know? The first incidence of Ebola was in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks: in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo close to the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.


Read this story and much more by downloading this pdf file [ Outlook No.26 ].


 


 

 Freemasonry benefits both the Local & National Community 

Freemasons make a major contribution to society through their own charities, as well as through donations to UK charities and worldwide disaster relief funds, with members playing an active role in their communities.

 


 

 

 

Freemasonry is more relevant and important to society today than ever!