Tuesday, March 22, 2011

outdoor wednesday: Red Cross

Meet my newest friend Romana Torau, he came to my door canvassing for pledges to support Red Cross' Project Partners with the needy in the society. They help New Zealand Red Cross improve the
lives of vulnerable people in our communities
through programmes such as:
Breakfast in schools, meals on wheels,
wander risk tracking, community support,
health services support, and refugee

New Zealand Red Cross staff and volunteers help over 24,000 people in New Zealand communities each week.
The city of Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on February 22, causing widespread devastation to the city. The quake caused significant loss of life and injury, as well as severely damaging buildings, infrastructure and services.

Red Cross has over 95 trained staff and volunteers from all over New Zealand currently working in Christchurch to support the relief efforts. Teams from Australia Red Cross are adding further support.

Ka Pai and Paki paki.

I enjoy having young men coming to my door and doing a commendable job. Do you remember the boy who came to sell me cookies?

I was most impressed with this primary school boy.

He knocked on my door,
"Will you buy a pack of cookies for $2.50? It is for my school and I have the change."


eileeninmd said...

Red Cross is a great charity. They are collecting for the disaster in Japan.

Shifan said...

I have heard Red Cross is collecting donations for the Japan Disaster. Interesting Article.

Wanda Metcalf said...

I am really glad you posted this. I want people to remember that the Christ church and the people of New Zeland need help too. I pray for Japan but we need to not forget about others along the way.

God Bless this young man for his work with the Red Cross.

Ginny said...

I DO remember the cookie boy, and how you got a picture of him!! A good deal, you tell these people you will buy or give money, but first you need a picture, ha ha!!

Ann said...

I actually didn't make a pledge, because they wanted an ongoing pledge. I told Romano that I was happy making a one off contribution, as I was already donating to Plunket. I suggested he went back to the office and tell them that.

Nezzy said...

The Red Cross is a wonderful organization who help many.

Your little Cookie Man is a cutie. I love those sweet curls!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!!! :o)

M.Kate said...

How sweet! It reminds me of the school children here whom were forced to collect funds for their school...for my kids, instead of sending them out, i will tick all the names and pay it...happy weekend. yes, I am still alive LOL :)

lina@happy family said...

Noble job indeed...

Thanks for your comment in my watery post. Love the song; it teaches us to appreciate farmers.

diane b said...

I hope the Red Cross are helping the quake victims. I heard that an awful big percentage of donations are spent on administration costs.

Ann said...

hanks Diane,
I am not sure which charity it is, it exempted any admin charges so all donation would go to the earthquake victims. I do not know if this was Red Cross.

YoTu are right, many people say that a lot of donation goes to admin which I believe is quite sad. People donate to the cause, not to be swallow up by admin.

When I was raise funds for the Deaf in Kenya, I encountered lots of people asking me this.