In March, bushfires hit Victoria and New South Wales, affecting up to 40 towns. During the Tathra fires, Red Cross teams helped at a Bega evacuation centre supporting residents as they waited anxiously to return home.
Bev, one of our volunteers, worked long shifts at the evacuation centre. “Even though my house is in the firing line, so to speak, I just have to be here helping my community.”
She was there alongside more than 20 other Red Cross volunteers who were working around the clock. Trained to help people cope with trauma, they knew this was just the start of a long journey to recovery. We will be there with the community every step of the way.
Together we are stronger than a disaster, and supporters like you help us be there for those who need us. Last year more than 4,000 of our volunteers and staff responded to 37 emergencies across Australia, helping some 58,000 people.