The ongoing bushfire emergency that has ravaged much of Australia has united the global community in both shock and despair. As many communities remain on high alert, many more are facing the heartbreak of what has been lost.
This is a true national disaster. The severity and size of the fires we are experiencing is unprecedented.
We acknowledge the hurt that so many Australians are experiencing and are here for the long haul to assist all those affected by these devastating fires.
But in times of crisis the world comes together. It is heart-warming to see so many within Australia and around the globe giving so generously.
Your support makes it possible for us to remain on the ground and active where we’re needed most.
As the disaster continues, we are here to give immediate relief and support to firefighters, emergency workers, evacuees and communities by providing meals, bedding, care packs and cash grants.
Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams are currently active at multiple sites across the country assisting thousands of people each day.
But the road to recovery is a long one, as those affected seek to rebuild their homes and lives. The Salvation Army is unique in its response to disaster relief, recognising that there is no quick fix after a disaster. It takes time for individuals and communities to heal, and we are best placed to journey with them through such difficult times.
There every step of the way, we provide financial and material support, advice and assistance for as long as it takes to make a full recovery.
How to access disaster support
The Salvation Army offers a range of services and assistance measures to help people who have been impacted by bushfires including:
- Financial assistance
- Emotional wellbeing and support services
- Information, referrals and advice.
The Salvation Army is working with State and Local government to determine the best way to provide support to affected communities. Information on this page will continue to be updated as it becomes available.
For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the NSW Government websiteGo to emergency.nsw.gov.au
For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the QLD Government websiteGo to disaster.qld.gov.au
For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the SA CFS websiteGo to cfs.sa.gov.au
For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the Emergency WA websiteGo to emergency.wa.gov.au
For more information for affected residents and communities, please visit the Tasmanian Alert websiteGo to alert.tas.gov.au
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