Keri Red Cross helps refuge
Colourful bags filled with essential toiletries are being sewn together for Women’s Refuge clients.
The bags, made by the Kerikeri branch of the Red Cross, will contain soap, shampoo, a hair comb and other items for women and their children who arrive at Women’s Refuge in Kaikohe.
Red Cross member Jan Barnett says the ladies often arrive after an emergency, and have nothing.
The group approached the Women’s Refuge, which covers the Mid North area, asking what they could do to support their work.
Barnett says supplying toiletries in their own bag was something they could do to help.
‘‘It’s something really personal for the women - it is something concrete which we could do to help.’’
Barnett says it’s great to be working in their own community, with talks underway to engage in future with other community organisations.
The Kerikeri women are aiming to make up 50 bags for the Women’s Refuge, which have been supported with donations from Whangarei Girls High School.
Red Cross also equipment loans, wheelchairs, and
The Kerikeri Red Cross is always looking for new members. Phone Denise 09 4074 606. facilitates such as Meals on
Jaki George, Denise Pitts, Shirley Wilkins, Noriko Wright, Helen Phillips, Jane Russell and Jan Barnett.