Parts of Australia are experiencing unprecedented bushfire activity.
Since July 2019, Red Cross teams have responded to 30 emergencies (some of which have been going for up to 6 weeks) and supported over 18,600 people, through the efforts of more than 1,590 volunteers and staff.
Right now we’re supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia.
Our Register.Find.Reunite service, which reunifies people who have been separated in the bushfire emergency, has registered over 30,000 people and taken more than 5,000 enquires.
It’s thanks to people like you.
How your donation to Disaster Relief and Recovery helps
….Supporting people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs
….Psychological first aid to reduce trauma
….Emergency assistance (including cash grants to people who have lost homes in these bushfires)
….Supporting our volunteers and covering their expenses
….Longer-term recovery programs in disaster-affected communities
….Helping families and communities prepare for disasters
….Essential costs like transport, office space, finance and IT systems
*Please note that this is not a U.S.-based nonprofit. If you do not reside in the same country as this organization, your contribution may not be tax-deductible. If concerned about deductibility, you should seek advice from a professional advisor before making a contribution to this campaign.
In the days that have followed the ABC New Year’s Eve donation drive, we’ve been floored by phone calls, by messages of support, hundreds of them, for the people and communities who have faced devastating fires this summer.
You want to do something to help. That’s the power of humanity in action – it’s brilliant. And we’re so grateful.
Your donations to our Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund have meant that we’ve been able to deploy 1,285 trained staff and volunteers to disaster-affected communities.
In more than 69 evacuation and recovery centres, our emergency teams have been ready to welcome people who have fled from the fires. Ready to listen, ready to comfort. Ready to help arrange emergency accommodation or locate a missing loved one through our Register.Find.Reunite service.
And we will continue to provide one-to-one support as people take stock of their losses and work out what to do next.
That’s what Red Cross does best. While other organisations do an incredible job fighting the fires, repairing the damage, or distributing food, water and other essential supplies, we play our part in the big picture by caring for the people.
That’s why your donations and fundraising efforts are so important.
Our experience in emergencies shows that donations of money, wherever possible, help affected communities recover sooner.
Your donation helps Red Cross give people the support they need in disasters, whenever and wherever they happen. We have decades of experience in caring for people affected by earthquakes, cyclones, floods, storms, fire, drought and other emergencies.
- recovery programs and emergency assistance in communities affected by disasters like bushfires, heat, floods cyclones and other emergencies
- helping people and communities prepare for disasters and protect what matters most
- training, equipment, logistics and coordination of our volunteers
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