The management of Ghana’s leading television station in news and entertainment, TV3, is appealing to members of the public and benevolent organizations to contribute towards its June 3 Disaster Support Fund.
Already, several well-meaning individuals are organizations have contributed towards the campaign both in cash and kind.
The latest to have donated are the Free Masons Society of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana and the Redsea Maritime Services Limited.
The Freemasons of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana, English Constitution, donated a cheque for GH¢25,000 to the June 3 disaster support fund.
The Head and District Grand Master of the Fraternity, Right Worshipful Brother Kow Abaka Quansah, noted that the gesture is to give relief to victims of the flood and fire disaster.
“We just wanted to associate ourselves with the one who launched the appeal here who happens to be a senior member of our fraternity. And we know that having launched the fund, he will ensure that the fund is properly managed and would be applied faithfully for the reason for which it was launched”.
He seized the opportunity to debunk the perception that, the free masons fraternity is involved in diabolism and occultism.
“Our members come from all walks of life and you must have the belief in a supreme being which is God. We are not a secret society as some perceive us to be. We trust that the donation we’ve made this morning will be received and faithfully applied to bring relief to the unfortunate victims of this disaster”.
Red Sea Maritime Services Limited, a private shore handling company operating at Tema also presented items worth GH¢10,000.
The company said it chose TV3 as a point of delivery because they are of the firm conviction that the company will use the donation for the exact purpose.
A trader, Margaret Gamena, also provided three bags of used clothes and hand bags to support Tv3’s initiative.
TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund
Several other companies and individuals have also donated generously towards the TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund. The fund seeks to support displaced and injured survivors as well as relatives of those who were killed by the Goil Fuel station fire and the floods.
Some 152 lives were lost on that fateful Wednesday night June 3 when Ghana’s capital experienced continuous rains for several hours.
The TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund is targeting an amount of Ghc10 million not only to offer support to injured, bereaved and displaced persons but also to carry out a vigorous campaign on causes of flooding and the role of the citizenry.
Corporate organizations and individuals are expected to make their donations into Unibank Account Number 2110121963814, World Trade Center Branch, Accra.
Donations can also be made through Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) account number 000250100039781. This can be done at all of the bank’s branches.
Mobile phone users can also text HELP to 1744, across all networks.
Beyond financial contributions, the TV3 campaign is also accepting food and non-food items in support of the project.
Enquiries can be channeled through mobile phone number 0243-200133, the Hotline for the TV3 June 3 Disaster Support Fund.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/3news.com/Ghana