Red Cross reaches 100th birth­day

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION/NEWS -

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.

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