70th Anniversary of Hong Kong Red Cross

Posted on 01/04/2020

Overcoming Challenges & Celebrating the 70th Anniversary

The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) was established in 1950, this year marks the 70th Anniversary, we look back at the past decades while endeavouring to move forward. With the development in society and changes in demands, the HKRC developed different services, during the post-World War II era and in the 1970s, many Chinese people and Vietnamese immigrants flocked into Hong Kong, the HKRC provided tracing service to help them restore family links; when Hong Kong was hit by Typhoon Wanda in the 1960s or Typhoon Mangkhut recently, we distributed relief materials to the affected people in a timely manner and helped them clean their homes; in the wake of the East China Flood in the 1990s, the South Asia Tsunami and the Wenchuan Earthquake in the 2000s, we deployed personnel to provide assistance in the disaster areas while calling for donations in Hong Kong; in respect of social movements or various pandemic diseases in recent years, we provided first aid, psychological support services and personal hygiene supplies in the community. Since establishment, the HKRC has evolved from an organisation providing disaster relief service, tracing service, blood collection service and hospital schools and gradually extended its scope of services and become a comprehensive humanitarian platform. Facing various challenges over the decades, the HKRC has been closely united to provide different humanitarian services to people in need.

As we look back on past experiences which we have undergone together with Hong Kong, on this special occasion of the 70th anniversary, we encourage each other to stay true to our founding missions and continue to act out the spirit of humanity to respond to different needs in the society.

 

Upcoming Events

HKRC will organize three activities to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2020 so that the public can further understand our humanitarian work and humanity spirit.

Activity

Charity Fundraising Luncheon cum Forum

“Build HUMANITY Together” Interactive Exhibition

Major Fundraising Competition

Venue

The Mira Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

Parade Ground of Tai Kwun, Central

HKRC Headquarters and Yau Tsim Mong District

Target

Non-profit organisations, business stakeholders, volunteers of the HKRC, students, representatives from International Red Cross and the Red Cross Society of China

General public

Team enrolment by the public and corporations

Contents of Activities

To enhance participants’ understanding of  humanitarian issues

Reminiscing the trails of Hong Kong Red Cross walking side by side with Hong Kong people for 70 years and introducing its service development.

The participating teams will join a city hunt competition with checkpoints and point-adding stations along the route. They need to complete different humanitarian missions within a specified time frame.

*The above events will be rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details will be announced in due course.

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