Where do the funds raised go?

The Australian Red Cross is helping support those affected by bushfire, including by providing psychosocial support to people, supporting 21 relief centres across NSW, Victoria and South Australia, distributing food and water in Victoria, and greeting people evacuated by air and sea.

It is also registering nearly 15,000 people to be re-connected with families, through its Register. Find. Reunite service.

Your donations to The Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund means that they are able to deploy 1,285 trained staff and volunteers to disaster-affected communities.

In more than 69 evacuation and recovery centres, The Red Cross emergency teams have been ready to welcome people who have fled from the fires. Ready to listen, ready to comfort. Ready to help arrange emergency accommodation or locate a missing loved one through their Register.Find.Reunite service. 

And they will continue to provide one-to-one support as people take stock of their losses and work out what to do next.

That’s what Red Cross does best. While other organisations do an incredible job fighting the fires, repairing the damage, or distributing food, water and other essential supplies, they play our part in the big picture by caring for the people. 

That’s why your donations and fundraising efforts are so important. 

21.1km virtual run to support those affected by the bushfires