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Every crisis is personal

There are many ways you can support our vital work, from making a donation to taking a couple of hours a week to volunteer with us. You could also join the thousands of people who learn first aid every year.

To Red Cross, every crisis is personal – it’s not just the scale of the crisis that matters but the impact on the people affected.

We work locally in the UK as well as internationally. We provide support at home and in local emergencies, as well as large scale disaster response and support for vulnerable communities. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, a crisis can happen to anyone at any time. 

To find out more about who we are and how we help people, you can read some of the stories behind our campaign below. 

How a phone app is helping families in the Philippines

Two children stand in front of some rubble

Typhoon Haiyan left a trail of destruction in the Philippines. Now volunteers are using a phone app to help communities rebuild homes.

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Lending a hand to two independent women

Pauline Yardley, 77, is active, independent and never sits still for long. Her mother, Hilda, led an active life and Pauline was her full-time carer - until she suffered a fall.



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Latest campaign news

Our volunteers supported residents of 42 homes in Gainsborough yesterday after torrential rain led to flooding.

One month after widespread floods hit the Balkans, people are beginning to return home.

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