Fiji Red Cross Annual National Appeal
The Fiji Red Cross Society Annual National Appeal officially begins tomorrow.
In a press statement, Fiji Red Cross Acting Director General Eseroma Ledua said this year’s Annual National Appeal is crucial to the anticipated developments and work of the Society from 2018 onwards.
Mr. Ledua said the funds collected will enable the National Society to get to remote places in Fiji to help build resilience for communities.
“This will enhance our service delivery especially at divisional, district and local level as well as increase the capacity of Fiji Red Cross branches to better reach the vulnerable, including the marginalized people in outlying islands and communities in the interior of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.”
The Red Cross Society in Fiji has been serving the communities of Fiji for more than 60 years. At its heart, we are a community-based organization. We draw our strength from the volunteers we empower and the people we serve. Our volunteers and branches are based in the communities with which we work. This means we are always there ‘on-site’, available to help every day, all year round. With 16 branches nation wide, we aim to work with partners and to empower volunteers in humanitarian service for communities.
The organisation reached out to thousands of people who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston last year and provided services in the different areas of its operations, from health and hygiene, providing access to clean water, conducting trainings of carpenters, building of shelters and the complete rebuilding of a school, to name a few of the work we do.
We urge the general public to give generously and one can donate towards the Appeal by visiting the Fiji Red Cross Society National Office at 22 Gorrie St, Suva or at local branches.
“Proceeds will go a long way to ensure that Fiji Red Cross continues to do what we do best, which is humanitarian aid and response to vulnerable persons and communities in times of need.”
Donations can be made to any ANZ Branch.
Bank Name: ANZ Banking Group Ltd.
Account Name: Fiji Red Cross Society
BSB:010890 (applicable for international deposits)
SWIFT CODE: ANZBFJFX (applicable for international deposits)