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QLD Floods: Salvos Offer Emotional Support to Those Affected

11 January, 2011

The Salvation Army has expressed its deepest condolences for the families of the 8 people who lost their lives, and concern for those still missing, as a result of the flash flooding which ravaged Toowoomba late yesterday.

Major Neil Dickson from The Salvation Army says that many people may be experiencing severe emotional trauma and distress during this extremely difficult time.
“The flash flooding in Toowoomba yesterday happened so quickly and now many people are trying to come to terms with the grief of having lost loved ones or the anguish of not knowing where their families and friends are.
 
“These people really need our prayers and we'll be doing everything we can to support them”, says Major Dickson.

Major Dickson also highlights the importance of not suffering in silence and that The Salvation Army is here to help.

“We urge anyone that's dealing with any kind of emotional issues, no matter how big or small, to contact the Salvo Care line on 1300 36 36 22”, says Major Dickson.

The Salvation Army, in conjunction with other agencies, continues to assist the emergency relief and recovery effort right throughout the QLD flood zone.

Donations to The Salvation Army's Flood Appeal can be made by calling 13 SALVOS (137258), by going online to salvos.org.au, or by visiting any Woolworths or Big W store nationally. Donations are tax deductible.

For more information please contact:

The Salvation Army, Australia Southern Territory
Territorial Communications & Fundraising Department, 95-99 Railway Road, Blackburn VIC 3130
T: 03 8878 2400
E: salvosaus@aus.salvationarmy.org