The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS), whose mission is to render services to prevent and alleviate human suffering, while fostering human dignity in all communities, has launched its new South African Red Cross Society Mobile Application.
The new humanitarian aid app was developed in partnership with Connectik, a company that develops platforms and mobile applications for enterprise and large-membership organisations.
The launch of the South African Red Cross Society Mobile App is the first nationwide initiative for SARCS’ new senior leadership. It is the organisation’s major stepping-stone as they seek to digitise and improve services.
The launch in South Africa also follows the recent announcement of Princess Charlene of Monaco becoming a patron of the South African Red Cross Society.
The SARCS App provides users with access to a variety of features, including, but not limited to:
* Membership and access to SARCS services and benefits
* Volunteering in local projects
* Emergency alerts – the app sends up to the minute alerts, both national and local
* Make donations
* Register for training courses and events
* Access SARCS news
* Marketplace – using the app, users can purchase Red Cross equipment
* Donate blood – the app will help SARCS mobilise donors to give blood and provide the locations of donation centres.
As an end-to-end solution, the app will provide SARCS with resource mobilisation opportunities to increase its membership base, volunteer base and programme delivery, as well as tools to improve community engagement.
“We are thrilled to launch the SARCS App and bring a series of benefits to our members, volunteers and communities,” says Derick Naidoo, CEO of SARCS. “After witnessing the success of various partners using apps developed with Connectik, we are excited to own today an app that will be pivotal to our ability to provide life-changing services to people all over South Africa.”
“We pride ourselves on our ability to create tools that help large-member organizations grow by creating resource mobilisation opportunities, while showing a positive impact on people that take active steps to enhance their resilience,” says Hachim Badji, CEO of Connectik. “We are honored to work with members of the Red Cross and create impactful technology on such an enormous scale.”