24th February 2011  
British Red Cross launches earthquake appeal

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those affected by the New Zealand earthquake.
There are currently 75 confirmed deaths, hundreds of people are missing and thousands have been made homeless.

“This is a major disaster and New Zealand Red Cross staff and volunteers are working around the clock to support people who have been affected,” said Barry Armstrong, disaster response manager with the British Red Cross.

“Local volunteers reacted immediately, providing first aid support to help the emergency services, and additional emergency staff and supplies have been arriving through the night.”

To donate to the appeal visit website or call 0845 054 7200.

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