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21 December, 2022

Red Cross News, December 21, 2022

A successful end of year for Gilgandra branch of Red Cross.

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President Hilda Newstead and members were delighted that the fundraising raffle they held recently was very well supported by the local community, A total of $1328.50 was raised.

All the money raised will be forwarded to assist the latest flooding event across several parts of NSW, including Forbes, Molong and Eugowra. The branch were fortunate to have the assistance of manager Garth Mason, who provided the goodies for our Christmas hamper prize and allowed us to use IGA premises to sell tickets.

Severe flooding also occurred earlier in northern NSW and Queensland, where Red Cross services were heavily relied on to evacuate and support those in need. During these floods 23,500 persons were assisted in NSW with Red Cross trained team members and volunteers providing support in over 35 evacuation centres and 25 recover hubs across impacted areas.

Comfort, support and tracing family members for victims was provided, in addition to practical help. Immediate relief care grants have been distributed and ongoing long-term support is available to assist those through the recovery process.

Though our branch members are few, we are pleased that we are still able to contribute to the many emergencies experienced in our wonderful, but unpredictable, land.

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