Schools, groups and individuals out in force raising money to support the everyday work of Red Cross.
Thursday March 8, 2012
The recent spate of natural disasters around the country has again seen many people turn to Red Cross for support in times of desperate need. Whether it's bushfires in Western Australia, flooding in Queensland, NSW and Victoria or heatwaves in South Australia, Red Cross has been there to help Australians prepare and recover.
Now we need your help to continue this important work.
Throughout March, Red Cross will be calling on Australians to support our everyday work, whether it be during an emergency or with schoolchildren who need a healthy and nutritious breakfast to start the day or isolated and elderly Australians who need a reassuring daily phonecall.
For the next few weeks, schools, groups and individuals will be out in their communities raising money to support the everyday work of Red Cross.
On Friday, more than 300 Year 10 students from Melbourne High School and 150 from Sydney Girls High School will be hitting the streets, train stations and shopping centres from 8am onwards in both Melbourne and Sydney CBDs to raise funds. The students will be wearing a Red Cross Calling T-shirt and a volunteer ID badge to identify them as Red Cross Collectors.
Last year students from those schools raised more than $40,000 and they're hoping for an even better response this year!
"In the years to come, we know people will be turning to Red Cross for help and we're determined to be there when they do," says Australian Red Cross CEO Robert Tickner.
"That's why we turn to the community each March and ask them to support the Red Cross."
For more information about Red Cross Calling or to make a donation please visit redcross.org.au/calling or call us on 1800 811 700.
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