For immediate release
The Salvation Army responds to communities ravaged by fire:
The Salvation Army is mobilising its capacity to respond to the needs of those who have been devastated by the Bushfire which is still active and threatening other areas. Over 95 buildings have been destroyed, many of which will no doubt be personal residences containing all of life’s possessions.
The Salvation Army in Bunbury is catering for all who are residing at the evacuation centre in Australind and together working in coordination with the Department of Child Protection (DCP), we will be seeking to understand how we can best assist those affected initially with their emergency needs.
As a clearer picture becomes evident over the next few days, The Salvation Army will continue to work with the lead agency (DCP) in assessing how we can best help in a meaningful way. Whilst we recognise that our broader community would like to assist as well, capacity constraints are dictating that The Salvation Army can’t accept material donations at this point.
We understand that there have been amazing and very generous offers of assistance however, some time will be needed to assess future and longer term needs of those who have lost everything.
Financial donations can be made to support the work of The Salvation Army during emergency disasters by calling 137258 (13 Salvos) or visit www.salvationarmy.org.au
Warren Palmer, Public Relations Secretary
Ph- 0419 919 964