FREEMASONS have donated $5700 to help people in western Queensland affected by the drought.
Donations came from a number of lodges, starting with the Bayside Daylight Lodge which gave $1000 to the lodge at Augathella.
Lodge master David Howarth said the donation would be made in response to a proposal by mason Jim Sullivan.
Augathella Lodge secretary Toby Brown, a retired farmer, will accept the donation.
Myora Lodge has also agreed to donate $1000, Moreton Lodge pledged $200, Thespian Lodge $1000, Wooloongabba Lodge $1000 and Logan Beenleigh Daylight Lodge $1000.
Bayside Daylight Lodge mason Keith Dyer made a private donation of $500.
Some masons are considering driving a car convoy out to western Australia to hand over the donations and spend money in towns to help boost the local economy.
Anyone interested in making a personal donation to the Freemason’s Snowball Appeal can contact Myora Lodge secretary Roger Brady on 3286 6625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.