As we approach the festive season I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support for Red Cross in 2013.
We have been particularly humbled by the generous public support over the past twelve months for those affected by the Tasmanian and New South Wales bushfires, the Queensland Floods and most recently Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding commitment of our local Red Cross volunteers, members and supporters who have all worked so hard this year.
Despite our best efforts however, the number of families needing help in our community continues to grow and Red Cross is now finding it harder than ever to attract the support we need to do our everyday work.
I urge everyone to think about putting a little something aside this Christmas for families in crisis.
A donation to the Red Cross Christmas appeal can help in a number of ways.
You can help us serve breakfast to children who might otherwise go to school hungry, make sure elderly and frail Australians receive daily phone calls so they can continue to live independently; and help families and loved ones prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
To give to the Red Cross Christmas Appeal go to redcross.org.au or phone 1800 811 700.
Executive Director NSW
Australian Red Cross