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Red Cross launches Christchurch Earthquake appeal

23 February 2011

Red Cross launches appeal

New Zealand Red Cross has launched the “New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal” to support those affected by the recent Christchurch earthquake.

All funds will be used towards the New Zealand Red Cross response to the disaster, including transport and provision of goods. As weeks go by, different needs will be identified and Red Cross, there for the long haul with your help, will be meeting them.

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Canterbury area at 12.51pm on February 22. The quake, approximately 5km underground and located 10km south east of the city has caused wide spread damage, bursting sewage lines, damaging buildings and homes, cutting power and telephone lines to many areas of the city.

Donations to this appeal can be made by:

• Secure online donation at www.redcross.org.nz/donate
• Cheque to: New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal, Freepost 232690, PO Box 12140, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
• Direct Credit Transfer to our Special Appeal Bank Account: Kiwibank 38-9009-0759479-00 and the account name is RED CROSS.
• Direct Credit Transfer to our Special Appeals Bank Account: ASB 12-3192-0015998-02
• At any branch of PostShop Kiwibank, ASB and ANZ bank
More information and ways to donate will be provided soon.

ENDS

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