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Changemakers – Petra Ball

Staff Reporter, Monday, 29th October 2012 -  Petra Ball, International Humanitarian Law Officer for Australian Red Cross in South Australia, is profiled in Changemakers – a regular column which examines inspiring

Global Disasters Displace 72 Million

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th October 2012 -  More than 72 million people around the world were forced to leave their homes last year as a result of disaster, conflict and development, a new report has revealed. The World Disasters

Red Cross Opens “State of the Art” Blood Service Facility in Melbourne

Staff Reporter, Monday, 30th April 2012 -  The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has opened what is said to be the largest blood processing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. The Melbourne Processing Centre, funded by…

Australian Adventurer Sets “Pole” Record for Red Cross

Staff Reporter, Friday, 24th February 2012 -  Pat Farmer returns home to Australia after an epic journey to the South Pole to raise funds for the Red Cross. Photo: supplied. After a gruelling 20,919 kilometres and 14 countries…

US Red Cross Collaboration To Find Long Term Donors

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th February 2012 -  Supplied: Knowledge Wharton The American Red Cross and researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School are undertaking a major study of 500,000…

Icy Fundraising Proves Popular

Staff Reporter, Friday, 20th January 2012 -  Australian Pat Farmer reaches the South Pole.
Photo: Keoki Flagg
The South Pole is the place to be this January if you want to raise money for charity. In an epic journey to raise…

Queensland Floods: One Year On

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th January 2012 -  It’s a year since devastating floods swept through Queensland, claiming 35 lives and affecting more than 200,00 people but also revealing an incredible community spirit.…

NFPs Assist in Cyclone Yasi Aftermath

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd February 2011 -  National relief agencies and supporting Not for Profits have turned their attention and resources towards Northern Queensland in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Cyclone Yasi approaches

Ron Walker to Chair Victorian Floods Appeal

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th January 2011 -  The Victorian Coalition Government has appointed businessman and philanthropist, Ron Walker to chair the Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal. Premier Ted Baillieu says the whole…

Web Users Turning to Social Media During Disasters: Survey

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th August 2010 -  A new study carried out by the American Red Cross has found that many web users would seek help through social media in an emergency – and they expect emergency service responders…

Text Message Donations to US Red Cross Haiti Appeal Pass $24 Million

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st January 2010 -  Passed off by many as a fundraising fad, the response to the earthquake in Haiti has shown text-message donation campaigns can be a highly effective tool for raising money for disaster…

Framework for Dealing with Spontaneous Volunteers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st December 2009 -   Following Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009 in excess of 22,000 potential volunteers offered their help. Only a fraction were utilised. Whilst…
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