Australia Post has teamed up with the Australian Red Cross to support communities affected by disaster. Post offices across the country are now accepting donations for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Response and Recovery Fund.
The funds raised will help Australian Red Cross deploy specialist emergency volunteers, provide psychological first aid and support at evacuation centers, and help people get in touch with loved ones when disaster strikes.
In its role as National Community Partner and Official Postal and Logistics provider, Australia Post is ensuring Australian Red Cross is ready and has the resources to activate response services directly to affected areas when needed.
“We have a large presence in rural and remote Australia and we’re often known as the place where communities come together to stay connected,” said Nicole Sheffield, executive general manager of community and consumer.
“We know it can be an extremely emotional time for people impacted by the devastation of disasters and our partnership with Australian Red Cross is another way Australia Post can help communities when they need it most.”