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Humanity Hour 2014

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Our Shared Humanity
Red Cross is a worldwide organisation that assists with International programs, Emergency services, protecting people in war and migration support. The Red Cross serves in many ways and takes its vision as 'The Power of Humanity'.

The Power of Humanity
The Power of Humanity

The Red Cross is also celebrating 100 years of service.
On May the 4th this year, the Red Cross is holding an event to celebrate that humanity and their service of 100 years. This is to be the inaugural Humanity Hour, a campaign which aims to raise awareness and show support for humanity.

Red Cross, celebrating 100 years of service
Red Cross, celebrating 100 years of service

Under this banner in 2014 there will be a short "Walk for Humanity" (2-3kms), which aims to bring people together to make a statement by walking together and wearing red recognising that we collectively share the spirit of Humanity that Red Cross embodies.

Pinky Flat, Torrens River
Pinky Flat, Torrens River

The walk will commence at the Rotunda in Elder Park at 10.00am on May 4th and will follow a short loop to the Zoo and back, an easy walk that can be completed within an hour.

Elder Park Rotunda
Elder Park Rotunda

The Red Cross are hoping to encourage various bodies to join in, and if they would like, to walk under their individualised banner such as: 'Students walk for Humanity', 'Lawyers for Humanity', 'Teachers for Humanity', 'Members for Humanity', 'Volunteers for Humanity' etc.

Red Cross Voluntary Aids attend to returning soldiers, WWI
Red Cross Voluntary Aids attend to returning soldiers, WWI

The event will serve as a visual promotion of the Red Cross brand, creating a 'sea of red' by encouraging participants to wear red for the occasion.

This year the event will not have a strong fundraising focus, but should participants wish to team up under their own banner they can register their team under "goFundraise".

There will however, be collection tins at the event in case people want to make a contribution to our work.

There will also be music, food and fun to be had. It all sounds like a great way to honour the 100 years of dedicated service and highlight our shared humanity.

Embers of Empathy
Embers of Empathy

Shared humanity means we're all in this together.
As an example, the Red Cross have created Embers of Empathy.
Australian Red Cross is working alongside 12 of Australia's most prominent artists, to raise awareness about the impact of natural disasters in Australia. Each artist has created an inspiring artwork which will be auctioned to raise funds for the vital disaster relief and recovery work of Red Cross. The collection, known as 'Embers of Empathy', includes a variety of unique and one-off pieces using charred embers from the recent NSW bushfires.

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Why? Support the Red Cross
When: May 4th, 2014 @ 10am
Where: Elder Park Rotunda, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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Just found another 100 year centenary highlight. Australia Post has released a special edition for the centenary. See more in the link attached.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1273) 2054 days ago
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