The Floods – The Province Joins the fight in a big clean-up in Calder Valley
Province has joined the fight in a big clean- up campaign in the Calder Valley following the devastation caused by recent floods and the harrowing images on television and in the media.
West Riding Masonic Charities announces that a donation of £5,000 is being given to the Community Foundation for Calderdale which is orchestrating emergency relief throughout the towns and villages most seriously affected.
These include, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and also Brighouse and Elland – all within Area Two of our Province.
This will be followed by additional donations to other parts of the Province affected by the floods. The directors are acutely aware of the shocking swathes of devastation created by the appalling and unprecedented weather conditions which have wreaked havoc and caused unimaginable damage in several of our communities.
WRMCL will continue to monitor the situation, not only within Area Two, but Province-wide and do everything possible to provide assistance where appropriate.
The Foundation in Calderdale provides emergency relief grants to people whose homes have been flooded – to meet immediate financial burdens associated with moving out of homes, pumping, drying and emergency repairs.
It is also providing cleaning up materials, mops, buckets and disinfectant.
APGM John Gledhill and Area Two charity committee chairman Alan Elstone will hand over the cheque to Foundation chief executive Steve Duncan.
Provincial Grand Master David Pratt’s plea to provide practical support within our communities has been typified by the actions of Brethren at Blackwall Masonic Hall, Halifax, who, with the help of their caterer, have prepared and delivered hot meals for flood victims in Copley, Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge.
Brethren from De Warren Lodge have been active in Hebden Bridge helping their Candidate for Initiation in February, Mr Satnam Singh, who has suffered considerable flood damage at his Post Office.