How do you solve a problem like 80,000 people and no toilets?
This centenary year has shown yet again the vitality of Australian Red Cross, and the energy and commitment of our diverse supporters. We were blown away in August to witness 3,600 volunteers at 140 Bunnings stores across Australia cooking an incredible 147,000 sausages to fundraise for Red Cross.
Betty is 88 years old and has lived alone on a rural property since her husband passed away. When she fell severely ill one night, collapsed and was unable to call for help, she almost died.
Our annual fundraising drive, Red Cross Calling, is coming back next March. Are you ready to hear the call?
We recently launched an appeal to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by the largest ever outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
At all times, children have the right to be safe and protected. At Red Cross we take our responsibilities seriously in safeguarding the wellbeing of children in our communities.
On 13 August we celebrated a century since Lady Helen Munro Ferguson called the first meeting of Red Cross in Australia.
This year’s centenary celebrations have featured many highlights, but it’s hard to beat the achievement and excitement of holding 251 BBQs on one weekend.
Among the attendees at our Centenary Showcase in Brisbane were three women with three distinct Red Cross stories.
Red Cross has teamed up with beyondblue to boost support for people affected by disasters across Australia. Through a Memorandum of Understanding we will share our expertise and collaborate in areas including program development, public education and research.