Eighteen months after the devastating summer wildfires of 2019-20, new buds of recovery have emerged.
Against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Red Cross has quietly helped families in fire-affected communities rebuild their homes and lives and provide mental health support. ..
In early 2020, as part of the Volvo Group’s seasonal gifts, AB Volvo donated A $ 600,000.00 to the Australian Red Cross to help those affected by Australia’s worst wildfire season.
To date, the Australian Red Cross has paid $ 224 million to victims of the wildfire crisis and has allocated an additional $ 18 million to ongoing projects and grants.
In the last six months, 32,039 people participated through 604 psychosocial support activities such as personal support, community events, support groups, and commemorative events. 2,846 people were supported in 168 recovery training and workshops. 975 people participated in 29 community resilience workshops.
“I am proud to be part of an organization that supports such humanitarian activities,” said Martin Merrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Group Australia.
“It is rewarding and humble to see the progress and recovery of these communities through the efforts of the Australian Red Cross,” he said.
“The Volvo Group often talks about shaping the world we want to live in. It’s not just about building clean and efficient cars, it’s about supporting the communities that support us.
“We look forward to seeing the rural and coastal communities devastated by this disaster rebuilt, restored and prospered in the future.”
Volvo Group Promotes Recovery of Red Cross Wildfire
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