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Red Cross calls for volunteers

Expectations of a summer being hotter and drier than average has led to Red Cross urging Wimmera volunteers to take a leading role in supporting emergency-relief efforts.

The organisation has included Northern Grampians, Yarriambiack, Horsham, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Buloke municipalities in a statewide call for volunteers.

Red Cross emergency services Victoria manager Kate Siebert said Australia was prone to a range of natural disasters and emergencies and every year thousands of people across the country were affected in some way.

“Here at home in Victoria, people turn to Red Cross for assistance in a disaster,” she said.

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“During such times, our volunteers provide those affected with much-needed emotional and practical support.

“With drier-than-average conditions, hotter temperatures and increased fire danger, Red Cross is ramping up efforts and recruiting teams of volunteers to help communities before, during and after emergencies.

“Whether you are someone who wants to help people in the aftermath of an emergency or take a lead role in managing a team of volunteers and even representing Red Cross at important community meetings, we encourage you to apply.”

People keen to apply for a volunteer role can visit website  or call 1800 232 969 during office hours.

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