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Hi all,

We have some exciting news, we will be having a fundraising event to raise money for the East Africa Food Crisis and we need your help!

The event will be running on Wednesday the 3rd of October, from 10AM to 4PM. There will be 3 shifts and 6 locations to choose from. There will only be 36 volunteering places available, so if you would like to secure a place, please complete the sign up form as soon as possible.

You will be expected to stand outside one of the locations at a specified time, the options are disclosed within the sign up form. You will be briefed about what to say and how to respond to people’s questions about the cause before the session, by a MUARCC committee member.

To sign up, please click on the link below: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbVV3-CyzZ-ppvymqMfUQtdbO6c0_bjy8t48sbwKkl_B7zpA/viewform

About the East Africa Food Crisis…

This time last year catastrophic drought, economic insecurity, and conflict had left almost 25 million people across East Africa on the brink of starvation. In response, the Red Cross launched the East Africa Food Crisis Appeal. To date, $1,830,693.90 was donated and today the number of people facing starvation is down to 15.2 million. Even though we have made such great progress, we have still a way to go!

With your help, the funds raised will assist the Red Cross, to provide humanitarian support to people and communities in countries in East Africa affected by drought and food insecurity.
Support may include:

  • Emergency relief and recovery assistance such as food, water, sanitation, shelter and health
  • Sending specialist aid workers to assist in initial assessment and crisis management operations
  • Working in affected areas to strengthen local resilience and deliver effective relief and recovery services

For more information please visit the following link.

https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/east-africa-update?gclid=Cj0KCQjwof3cBRD9ARIsAP8x70PvAseci5_rA0pyVELM5VfpjP3zkvCEriTWyS8_6rWf86NFqYokfrAaAqR1EALw_wcB

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