As bush fires rage through New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, Red Cross is providing much-needed resources to fire-affected communities.
More than 200 Red Cross emergency workers - mostly trained volunteers - have been on the ground in 48 relief and evacuation centres and recovery hubs.
These Red Cross volunteers welcome and support evacuees, providing psychological as well as practical help at a time when they are most in need.
One of the Australian Red Cross' major annual fundraising activities is the Big Cake Bake, held in October.
Yass Red Cross Branch held its Big Cake Bake on Friday, October 18 and raised $1,944.05, which will support all of Australian Red Cross' activities.
The raffle, a Red Cross Christmas cake baked and donated by Karen Williams, raised the fantastic amount of $833.60. Mrs Peg Keogh was the lucky winner.
Yass Red Cross Branch president Cath Williams said that none of this would happen without the support of the Yass community and the branch's dedicated volunteers.
She thanked everyone for their magnificent response.
"Also, a very big thank you to Yass High School teacher Tracey Bills and her students who helped to sell cakes and biscuits and collected donations from some very generous individuals and local businesses that donated goods and time to make for another very successful Big Cake Bake in Yass," Ms Williams said.
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