“Red Cross Calling is our biggest fund raiser of the year, and monies raised will help people experiencing hardship in Australia and further afield,” says Heidi Smith, Vice President of the Kiama branch of the Red Cross.
“Whether it’s assisting families and communities to get back on their feet after an emergency, supporting a remote Asia-Pacific community to build sanitation systems, or standing alongside vulnerable migrants as they build a new life in Australia, Red Cross is there. Donations will give people the support they need to overcome hardship and improve their lives.”
The Kiama branch has been presented with the Red Cross Chairman’s Shield for the last three years (and four out of the last five years) for having raised the most amount during Red Cross Calling of any country branch in NSW.
“It is an award that we proudly share with the Kiama Community,” says Heidi. “That is why we keep the award on display at Kiama Library.”
Details: Red Cross Volunteers and Friends of the Red Cross, including the Lions Club and the Girl Guides, will be door knocking throughout March.