How it works
As Disaster Weekend is just around the corner, people who sign up after 4 October will not receive a welcome pack. Instead they will receive the mystery actions via text message and use their own box to pack their disaster kit.
- From 8am Saturday 23 until 6pm Sunday 24 October, you’ll live out of your disaster kit – a selection of items that you pack and escape with when the challenge begins, in a box that we provide when you sign up.
- You’ll be given mystery activities over the weekend that tell the story of what people face in a disaster. You’ll put yourself in their shoes and imagine how you would respond.
- By the end of the experience you’ll better appreciate what it was like for the tens of thousands of people in Australia who have faced a disaster, you’ll be better prepared if you ever face one, and you’ll have raised vital funds to ensure Red Cross can continue helping people before, during, and after disasters.
Disaster Weekend - The Experience
START: 8am Saturday
SIMULATED DISASTER BEGINS
Pack your disaster kit and live on its content for the weekend.
NO electricity, NO lights, NO cooking, NO showers, NO bed - except if you have earned a reward.
Open mystery envelopes to put yourself in the shoes of someone experiencing a disaster.
Reflect on your experience
and share on socials to
Raise money to help people before, during and after disasters.