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Burgenland: Celebration of the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the Red Cross in Eisenstadt

The Burgenland Red Cross celebrated the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the Red Cross on World Red Cross Day (8 May) with guests and decorations

Eisenstat. In Burgenland there are 4,000 people – 3,500 volunteers, 260 full-time staff, around 180 people doing community service and 60 volunteer social year graduates – working for the Red Cross in many different areas of service.

Guests from politics and business

The festive ceremony at the Burgenland Regional Assembly in Eisenstadt on Monday was attended by guests of honor from politics and business. State Assembly members Leo Schneemann and Astrid Eisenkoff, as well as State Parliament Speaker Verena Dunst and Mayor Thomas Steiner emphasized the importance of the aid organization.

On the occasion of the 160th anniversary, President Friedrich Berenger leading the history of the Red Cross, stressed the importance of principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntarism, unity and universality) and paid tribute to the great work of 4,000 Burgenland Red Cross workers:

“On the occasion of World Red Cross Day, I would like to thank all our staff in Burgenland from the bottom of my heart for their extraordinary commitment. Together, with the power of humanity and because of the love of people, we are there for everyone who needs our help, even in difficult times. Many thanks to our supporters and supporters sponsors, who have made our important work in Burgenland possible through their financial support!I am particularly pleased with the great collaboration with all blue light and emergency organizations, as well as with communities, the state and all important institutions.

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After the ceremonial speeches, President Friedrich Beringer, Vice President Werner Krechka, General Manager Tanja König and General Manager Thomas Wallner honored:

After the ceremony, the Burgenland Red Cross called for a few refreshments in the garage of the rescue service.