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From high-flying career to homelessness and back

Red Cross is helping the homeless

The day Michelle Tyhuis packed her few remaining things into her car, and drove with her partner and three young boys north to the promise of sleeping in a garage, was about the worst day of her life.

“We hit the road in my car with what money we could gather together, put a little bit of things in storage, but abandoned most of it which was very heartbreaking,” she says

Suddenly the family had joined the ranks of more than 105,000 people who are homeless on any given night in Australia.

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Australian Red Cross turns 100!

Celebrating 100 years of people helping people


Red Cross is part of the fabric of Australian life, touching the lives of most people in some way. On August 13th, we turn 100 – please share in our great Australian story!

During the Centenary of Red Cross in Australia we are proudly celebrating 100 years of people helping people, and thanking generations of Australians for their service to the nation in times of war, disaster and personal crisis.

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