Australia has a proud history of being one of the world’s most compassionate countries.
However, as the cold months set in, there are tens of thousands of Aussies who still need a helping hand from Red Cross.
Last year we helped more than 20,000 people who were lonely and at risk of serious illness or injury.
In winter, it’s the poorest who often suffer most, including young homeless people and families struggling to make ends meet.
We must never accept that that life can’t be better for Victorian families, friends and neighbours.
A donation to Red Cross before June 30 will ensure we can continue to carry out our work such as contacting the lonely and isolated to ensure they are safe; it will help provide breakfast for Aussie kids, who would otherwise go to school hungry and help in times of disaster, in Australia and across the region.
It will help our emergency services teams to best prepare Victorian communities for disasters – all year round.
To donate, or for more information, go to redcross.org.au.
Penny Harrison, Victoria Executive Director, Australian Red Cross.