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25 June 2013

25 Jun - Winter Warmer packs are available now until 30 June 2013.


4 June 2013 Update

New Zealand Red Cross Winter Warmer packs will be ready for distribution from June 2013.

Each pack contains helpful items to keep warm as well as handy information and even a couple of small treats. We have been working with a number of agencies to develop pack contents including CEA.

We are making 7,500 packs available this year to homes in greater Christchurch who are experiencing Earthquake related winter warmth or well-being issues. 1,000 of these will have an insulation bumper pack with DIY insulation items specifically targeting those living in substandard, damp or difficult to heat homes.

The criteria for packs are one or more of the following:

  • Living in substandard accommodation
  • Living in damp or difficult to heat  accommodation
  • A serious medical condition
  • Elderly or have school age children living at home
  • Socially isolated
  • Refugee or Migrant

21 Feb 2012 Update

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission have announced two new grants for earthquake affected Christchurch residents - A Storage grant and a new Winter Assistance grant.