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Adelaide Hills Bushfire Update

Update 6th January, 2015

The Salvation Army Emergency Services in South Australia have been supporting the fire crews, SES and South Australia police who are tackling the bushfires in Adelaide Hills.

The weather has been extremely challenging for crews to contain the fires and teams have been on 
the ground since Friday 2 January.

To date, at least 26 houses have been lost and this is sure to increase once CFS teams are able to 
assess the damage.

Almost 5,000 meals have been provided to fire crews in Adelaide.

As well as providing refreshments to all emergency services personnel present, Salvation Army 
officers, volunteers and chaplains are on site at various locations providing practical, emotional and 
pastoral support where most needed.

Rod Reeve of The Salvation Army said “Many members of the public have generously provided food 
and water and we now have a sufficient quantity. What is required most urgently is cash donations 
that can be directed to the areas where it is most needed.”

Australians can donate online to the Red Shield Appeal or call 13 SALVOS asking their donation to go towards supporting the South Australia bushfires.

Salvation Army Centres Tea Tree Gully and Ingle Farm are available for people seeking assistance and can be contacted on the numbers below:

Tea Tree Gully: (08) 8360 6444
Ingle Farm: (08) 8397 9333

The Salvation Army is also currently working in Western Australia at a bushfire in Roleystone, Perth.