Please go directly to the Australian Red Cross website to donate to the bush fires www.fundraise.redcross.org.au/arc.
A natural disaster can change a person’s life in an instant – but so can you. Your donation goes to help people affected in times of crisis and disaster.
How your donation helps
Disasters, both natural and man-made, can happen anywhere, at any time. People who never expected it can find themselves separated from their loved ones and in urgent need of shelter, drinking water or medical aid.
Whether by providing aid when disaster strikes, supporting vulnerable people in our communities, reuniting loved ones or giving a warm Kiwi welcome to refugees, your donation goes to where the need is greatest, helping the people who need it most.
Your donation will help vulnerable people by:
- giving a warm welcome to former refugees, helping them feel part of their new community in Aotearoa after having to flee from conflict or persecution.
- responding to disasters and community tragedies as soon as they happen; supporting people who may have been evacuated from their homes- in the immediate disaster response and the longer term recovery.
- sending delegates overseas to help people who are suffering from situations of conflict and disaster. When the Ebola epidemic first struck, our delegates were there, in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, our delegates were there, just like when there are cyclones in the Pacific.
- delivering community programmes including Meals on Wheels to people who are elderly or socially isolated, driving people to medical appointments when they need it, and working with young humanitarians. Your donation will also help ensure communities across New Zealand are given a helping hand.
More about us
Every day Red Cross volunteers across New Zealand deliver services to vulnerable people and communities. Our programmes include delivering Meals on Wheels to people at home, providing emergency response and welfare support in times of emergency and disaster, helping to settle former refugees, and much more.