The New Zealand Red Cross provides:
* Disaster response and relief nationally and internationally
* Emergency preparedness training programmes, including FIRST AID classes
* Education on the Geneva Conventions and other key Human Rights
* Community Services to the vulnerable people in our communities
New Zealand Red Cross has an Outreach programme designed to provide information and support for people who have been affected by the earthquakes? If you know someone who would like a visit or to speak to someone from the Outreach team then please call 0800 OUTREACH (0800 468 873) or email: email@example.com Red Cross Volunteers are trained to provide hands on help at real emergency incidents, and are always looking for people to join their team. For information about the range of service contact by telephone, fax or email.
Red Cross Transport
Contact details: Vicki Pooley, Project Co-ordinator – Ph 339-7978 , firstname.lastname@example.org , www.redcross.org.nz
Vehicle capacity: Three vans: one 12 seat, one 8 seat with space for two wheelchairs, and one 10 seat.
Available for: People with limited mobility referred from partnering organisations and New Zealand Red Cross.
Reason/rational: Transport for people with limited options for medical appointments, leisure and pleasure activities and opportunities for social connection.
Restrictions to access: By referral.
Service cost: No.
Does the service use volunteer drivers who are police checked?: Yes.
Area covered by service: Christchurch.
Wait list: Requires at least 4 days advanced notice.
For an overview of the available grants go to www.redcrosseqgrants.org.nz/Overview/Information/Available-Grants or phone the numbers above.