Red Cross is always there for people in need, providing relief in times of crisis and care for the most vulnerable in Australia and around the world. In times of conflict or natural disaster our volunteers are committed to putting our humanitarian values to work, offering practical assistance and support at any time of the day or night - no questions asked. With more than 100 million volunteers worldwide and 60,000 members and volunteers in Australia we can reach people and places like nobody else. Red Cross cares for people whose lives have been touched by tragedy or disaster. A fire destroys a family home ... A bus carrying young children overturns on a winding road ... Floodwaters threaten a nursing home. Cyclone Larry, Queensland 2006. Crops and farms in far-north Queensland were devastated by cyclone Larry, leaving people like dairy farmer Kevin Burton with the big job of rebuilding their livelihoods. Australian Red Cross / Dave Tacon Crops and farms in far-north Queensland were devastated by cyclone Larry in 2006, leaving people like dairy farmer Kevin Burton with the big job of rebuilding their livelihoods. Red Cross is committed to helping those in need in our community, from providing breakfast for hungry children every day to supporting the elderly and isolated in their own homes. Australian Red Cross is part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with more than 100 million volunteers in 186 countries. We are independent of government and have no political, religious or cultural affiliation.