Netherlands Red Cross

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The Netherlands Red Cross
NRK NLRC-logo.svg
Abbreviation NLRC [1]
Formation 1867
Purpose Prevent and alleviate human suffering and to improve the situation of vulnerable people.
Region served
Parent organization
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Website home page

The Netherlands Red Cross Society (Dutch: Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis) was founded in 1867 in the Netherlands. It is among the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies which is the mother organization. It adopts branch governance structure which leads to approximately 334 branches that enables it to serve the whole country.[2] It is run by paid staff at the district level in collaboration with 33,000 volunteers who are distributed all over the Netherlands. This organization's efforts are financed by 610,000 contributing affiliates and donors who make available monetary help frequently. The revenue in 2006 was accounted to be €58.8 million.[2]