Red Cross has helped shape 100 years of Australia’s social history. To celebrate its Centenary this year, Red Cross is publishing the stories of ordinary Australians whose lives have been touched by Red Cross as volunteers, members or beneficiaries of their services.
“100 years of Australian Red Cross is worth celebrating,” said Mr Thomson.
“Over the past century, especially during times of war and disaster or through the blood service, the lives of most Australians have been touched by Red Cross.
“Every Australian can take part in the Red Cross Centenary celebrations this year, by attending an event or sharing your Red Cross stories and photos.
“I congratulate the Red Cross members and volunteers in my community whose everyday work makes such a positive, lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
“Red Cross is unique as an impartial and neutral humanitarian organisation that brings people together, irrespective of religion, nationality or any political differences they may have, to help those in need.
“I look forward to joining local Red Cross people in our community to celebrate 100 years of people helping people,” said Mr Thomson.
To share your Red Cross story visit: http://centenary.redcross.org.au