Newsletter for Members and Volunteers

In focus – from the President and CEO

Since our last issue, our wonderful volunteers have made a world of difference to their communities during Cyclone Marcia in Queensland, Cyclone Lam in the NT, and severe storms in NSW.

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Time for reconciliation

The theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week was ‘change it up’—and we welcomed a change to our supporters by introducing Neville Jetta from Melbourne Football Club as a Red Cross Ambassador!

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Are you first aid ready?

Caring for kids? Download the free First Aid App from Red Cross.

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Members – we want your views!

The Members and Volunteers Committee aims to increase involvement with Red Cross and give members a voice at the highest levels of management.

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The day the earth shook

"As soon as the earthquake started, I knew what was happening," says 22-year-old Sammeer Bajracharya, who helped authorities with search and rescue when a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal.

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Young potential

In his new role as chair of the Asia Pacific Youth Network, Mitchell Johnson wants to help young people from our region fulfil their potential with Red Cross.

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Looking out for the mob

When Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit central Queensland in February this year, Leslie Lowe was ready to volunteer and eager to help the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community impacted by the disaster.

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Donate your winter woollies to Red Cross Shops!

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The key to keep giving

Music enthusiast Genie Fiebig’s connections with Red Cross go back to her childhood in war-torn Poland.

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Bake the world a better place

Big Cake Bake will be back this August even bigger, better and tastier than ever! Get your tastebuds ready with our yoghurt chocolate cake recipe.

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Surviving the floods

In the Philippines, Australian volunteers are working on early warning systems to help river communities deal with a potentially deadly natural disaster.

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A century of compassion during conflict

Every Anzac Day, Red Cross members, volunteers and staff honour the Anzac tradition by remembering Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, and the Red Cross volunteers who cared for the sick and wounded.

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Dignity in a crisis

Red Crescent volunteers are helping their neighbours maintain health and dignity in the midst of Syria’s crisis.

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Rebuilding shattered homes

Enia and her family are still recovering after Cyclone Pam destroyed their home in Vanuatu back in March. Here is Enia’s story, in her words.

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Your loyalty rewarded at Red Cross Shops

Would you like a discount on your next visit to a Red Cross Shop? With our new loyalty cards you’ll be rewarded when you regularly donate clothing or buy items.

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First step on a humanitarian adventure

Joining a Red Cross university club can be a great way to open up a humanitarian career.

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The university of merriment

The recent university exam period was a bit less stressful for students at the University of Queensland, with some help from Red Cross.

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