As a member of Red Cross’ Dunedin Disaster Welfare and Support Team (DWST), Kath Cosgrove has done her fair share of walking! She’s responded to some of New Zealand’s biggest emergencies and has years of disaster training under her belt.
We have teams set up in 18 locations around New Zealand, all made up of dedicated volunteers, available for 24-hour, seven-day call out, ready to respond to emergency events. From first aid training, to ground-level rescue and welfare support, our volunteers like Kath are highly trained to respond quickly and efficiently to disasters around the country.
If you choose to walk Kath’s journey, you’ll learn more about what it’s like working in a disaster zone in New Zealand. You’ll be challenging yourself to cover 240km over four weeks, which is about 8kms (10,000 steps) a day – the daily exercise recommended by health practitioners.
Enjoy the journey!
Want to know more about what our Disaster Welfare and Support teams do?
Check out New Zealand Red Cross website here.