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Celebrating 100 years of Red Cross – Be part of the Great Australian Story

August 1st 2014

 

The federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander, invites local residents to become a part of this year’s centenary celebrations of Red Cross in Australia.

Red Cross has helped shape 100 years of Australia’s social history. To celebrate its centenary, Red Cross is publishing the stories of ordinary Australians whose lives have been touched by Red Cross – through volunteering, being members or beneficiaries of their services.

“One hundred years of Australian Red Cross service is worth celebrating,” said Mr Alexander.

“Over the last century – especially during times of war and disaster, or through the blood service – the lives of many Australians have been touched by the Red Cross.

“Every Australian can take part in the Red Cross centenary celebrations this year, by attending an event or by sharing their Red Cross stories and photos.

“I congratulate Red Cross members and volunteers in Bennelong whose everyday work has such a positive and lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable people.

“Red Cross is unique as an impartial and neutral humanitarian organisation that brings people together, regardless of religion, nationality or political allegiances, to help those in need.

“I look forward to joining the Red Cross people in our community to celebrate 100 years of people helping people,” Mr Alexander said.

To share your Red Cross story visit: http://centenary.redcross.org.au