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Red Cross Bushfire Relief and Recovery – helping Australian Families

Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

Little Kids Business stands alongside the Australian Red Cross in its support of communities and families impacted by the devastating bushfires across the country. Please donate to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to provide much-needed support to communities around Australia including those impacted by the fires.

Little Kids Business is encouraging its 190 + retail partners to promote this donation page to their own customers around the world.

How the Red Cross is responding

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.

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.

This includes:

  • 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

How your donation to Disaster Relief and Recovery helps

Tax-Deductible – Donations above $2 are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt by email.
Since July 2019, Red Cross have helped more than 16,500 people in 30 emergencies, mostly fires or extreme heatwaves. More than 1,400 volunteers and staff have given their time and effort to make this possible.

Right now, in response to the bushfire emergency, Red Cross teams are supporting people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs and making wellbeing phone calls.

From 6 January 2020, we will provide emergency grants for people who have lost homes to bushfires across Australia.

And our Register.Find.Reunite, which helps to reunify people who have been separated in a disaster, is open in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia, and has, to date, registered over 30,000 people and taken more than 5,000 enquires.

I have lost my home in the Bushfire

People who lost their homes in a bushfire may be eligible for an emergency grant of $2,000. Visit redcross.org.au/grants and register your contact details. We’ll follow up after Monday 6 January to verify a few pieces of information, including proof of residence. Once the checks are done, you will get payment by EFT.

Grants are available to people whose primary place of residence has been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable because of a bushfire since 1 July 2019. They are open across Australia.

Download your E-Book immediately

This is a practical instruction manual for parents on how to plan and introduce fire safety for children just may save the life of your Family.

Would you like to Volunteer?
Thank you! We list volunteer roles on our at redcross.org.au/volunteer. You’ll need to apply and complete training before we can send you into an emergency response. This is an evolving emergency across multiple states and so this approach may well change in the coming days and weeks. Please continue to monitor the latest advertised volunteering opportunities and our social media channels for updates on this.
If you have food items to Donate
If you want to donate food items, check out Foodbank as they have been asking for donations of food in bulk to help with their work

 

Charity donations $2 or more to Australian Red Cross may be tax-deductible in Australia

© Australian Red Cross 2020. ABN 50 169 561 394.

 

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