Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

A Century of Service; Red Cross Began with the Wartime Effort in 1914, Helping the Needy

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

A Century of Service; Red Cross Began with the Wartime Effort in 1914, Helping the Needy

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Byline: EBONY BATTERSBY Community

FOUNDED in the midst of wartime tragedy, a century later the Red Cross continues to help Australia's neediest.

From assisting the wartime effort in 1914 to taking blood and protecting the vulnerable in 2014, a window into 100 years is now on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.

Historic photographs and military relics tell the story of how the human spirit has overcome adversity time and again, side-by-side with the Red Cross.

"The Red Cross are virtually always the first ones to put their hands up to help in times of need," Gladstone volunteer Lyn Montogomery said.

"That's why I decided to volunteer my time with them."

Compassion is a founding quality of the Red Cross, and will remain so, according to Kevin Keeffe, executive director of Red Cross in Queensland.

"Founded on an enduring spirit of volunteerism and generosity, Red Cross strives to offer assistance without discrimination, and to alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found, regardless of nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions," he said. …

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