Freemasons in the Western Cape are supporting the urgent humanitarian effort in the wake of the devastating fires and storms in the Eden District of the Southern Cape.

Almost 10 000 residents were displaced in the Eden District as fires swept through approximately 20 suburbs of Knysna and surrounds, on Wednesday June 7 and today, Thursday June 8.

At least 300 structures have been totally destroyed, with many more still in danger.

Gordon MacMillan in Kynsna is co-ordinating the allocation of relief aid on the spot.

Welcome donations have been received from:

R50000 from our District Grand Lodge
R 4000 From Beaufort West Lodge
R 1000 from Bellville Lodge GLSA
R 5000 from Provincial Grand Lodge GLSA
R 1000 from Cango Lodge, Oudtshoorn

The generosity in responding to assist those in desperate need is much appreciated.