FigureWorleyParsons has been awarded the status of a ‘National Community Partner’ with Australian Red Cross.
WorleyParsons is collaborating with Red Cross to integrate our skilled volunteers into their international disaster recovery projects, where WorleyParsons has been awarded the status of a ‘National Community Partner’ with Australian Red Cross.
This collaboration is the first of its kind for Red Cross and will provide innovative support to its partner organizations under the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. The WorleyParsons Foundation is also proud to offer our people opportunities to utilize their skills for philanthropy.
The AVID program is active across Asia and the Pacific, including Timor-Leste, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Bhutan, Fiji and Vanuatu. Through Red Cross, the program works to:
· help people prepare for and recover from disasters;
· improve community health and resilience;
· promote social inclusion; and
· save lives through a safe supply of blood for health services.
Skilled volunteers based with local community organizations are at the heart of this work.
The pilot project is planned for May - August 2015 and provides an opportunity for in-country WorleyParsons volunteers to be in the Philippines assisting a Red Cross Community Partner in disaster preparedness and recovery. There are opportunities for two in-country volunteers, project managing technical support of up to 50 remote WorleyParsons volunteers, who will work from their home-offices.
This collaboration with the Red Cross is the first of its kind; demonstrating corporate responsibility, commitment to our communities and supporting the people of WorleyParsons’ passion to volunteer their valuable skills. It also showcases our global reach of knowledge, and should position WorleyParsons as an industry leader amongst peers in ‘pro bono’ services.
In conjunction with this, WorleyParsons is fundraising for Red Cross disaster relief and recovery work. This enables Red Cross to be there whenever and wherever it is needed, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, which is home to two-thirds of the world’s population and includes the most disaster-prone countries on earth.
Recent disasters such as Cyclone Pam, which left half of Vanuatu’s population in need of aid, Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 8,000 people in the Philippines and the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday 25 April, causing buildings to collapse in the capital, Kathmandu and killing thousands of people show how vital it is to be prepared for natural disasters and respond quickly when they strike.
Your donations would be a great support to those who have lost their families and homes: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/worleyparsons-disaster-recovery-campaign