Freemasons in £50,000 mercy aid for Indian Covid victims

Two women in India holding food parcels

Vital food parcels - Credit: Submitted

Devon's Freemasons have been helping victims of the pandemic in India.

Families and children experiencing severe poverty in India have been receiving vital emergency support thanks to a grant of £50,000 from Devon Freemasons to Plan International UK. The £50,000 grant was enough to provide an expected 1,700 emergency food parcels for some of the most vulnerable families.

Health services across India have been overwhelmed by the latest wave of coronavirus, and Freemasonry, through the United Grand Lodge of England and Masonic Charitable Foundation, responded with Plan International to support them by providing essential items, and training. Hospitals across the country have reported record-breaking daily case numbers, with oxygen for ventilators running scarce.