Woolgoolga Red Cross thanks local community – News Of The Area

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Jan Johnston of the Grafton Red Cross and Judy Boyle, a Red Cross volunteer from the Woolgoolga branch at the Grafton Recovery Centre.

A BIG thank you to the Woolgoolga Red Cross Community of Woolgoolga for their incredible generosity in donating to the 2022 Flood Relief and Red Cross Appeal.

With no real door-to-door due to Covid restrictions, Woolgoolga nevertheless donated $6,342 to Flood Relief plus $4,187 to Red Cross appeals.

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The Red Cross Calling for money is essential to help fund the humanitarian work of the Red Cross throughout the year.

“Donations are especially important this year, as 2022 is the third year in a row that the Red Cross has been unable to conduct its annual door-to-door appeal,” fundraising coordinator Judy Boyle said. at News Of The Area.

“Donations help to ensure that the elderly and isolated have someone to check on regularly, help young people navigate the justice system or feed a family in need.

“Donations from Flood Appeal help provide emergency humanitarian assistance to flood-affected communities, including where several thousand homes have been destroyed or severely damaged.”

Red Cross emergency service personnel volunteered for more than 1,800 hours and assisted more than 19,500 community members in 35 evacuation centers and sixteen recovery centers in the affected areas.

“As well as using money donated by the Woolgoolga Lions to provide personal hygiene kits to victims, Woolgoolga Red Cross members volunteered at the Grafton Recovery Centre.

“Their role is to register people, provide mental health support by hearing their stories, helping them apply for grants and helping them access help from other organizations, many of whom are represented in the centers.

“Donations collected locally for flood relief will be used to support flood victims now and for many months to come, as recovery can take a long time.

“So far, $15.2 million has been donated and based on needs assessments, this money will be used to facilitate long-term recovery work, meet people’s immediate needs, including those identified by the Red Cross outreach program and for victims at risk.”

The Woolgoolga Red Cross heartily thanks the community for their incredible support.

By Andrea FERRARI

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