Last year, the generosity of the Kiama community led to the Kiama branch of the Red Cross winning an award for the most money collected by a country branch.
The money raised will help people in crisis both at home and overseas.
“Red Cross are usually first on the scene during any humanitarian crisis throughout the world,” says Judi O’Brien.
“This time last year we were able to support people in the Tathra area who were impacted by fire, and unfortunately this year the Red Cross is now needed down at the Victorian fires.”
In the background, the Red Cross assists elderly or socially isolated people in our communities through daily contact by telephone and regular home visits.
Its programs also provide support for young families as they re-enter education or the workforce; and offers guidance to vulnerable people on drugs, alcohol, nutrition, food preparation and budgeting.
“We would like to thank both Minnamurra Lions, Kiama Lions and the Girl Guides for supporting us once again by volunteering to help in the collection,” says Ms O’Brien.
“We want to do our bit so the Red Cross is able to answer the call when someone is in need.”
Details: The Red Cross Calling appeal will be coming to your door some time in March