Red Cross reaches 100th birthday
Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of humanitarian action in New Zealand.
The organisation began in New Zealand in 1915 with New Zealanders sending food parcels, clothes and medical supplies to sick and wounded soldiers in hospitals overseas.
More than 15,000 people in New Zealand, most of them volunteers, provide a range of services, including meals on wheels, first-aid education, disaster relief, refugee resettlement and reuniting people with long-lost relatives.
Red Cross is celebrating its history and the contribution of the New Zealanders who have been involved with the organisation throughout the century with a new website, redcross.org.nz/100.