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Emergency Services activate in Victoria

4 March 2019

Updated 4pm 4/3/19

The Salvation Army Emergency Services [SAES] is providing emergency relief to the communities battling bushfires in Victoria's east.

The Salvation Army is contributing to the work of four evacuation centres.

Bedding and blankets for 320 people along with toiletries, shoes and clothing are being delivered to people at evacuation centres in Drouin, Pakenham, Morwell and Sale.

As The Salvation Army provides support to communities impacted by Victoria’s bushfires, Salvos are maintaining their role in the recovery effort after the Townsville floods and Queensland’s north west, where torrential rain turned drought into floods.

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Steve Speziale
Head of Media
The Salvation Army Australia

Update 4pm 4 March 19 

Salvation Army Emergency Services [SAES] has begun supporting a fifth evacuation centre in communities battling bushfires in Victoria’s east.

The latest centre to open is at Koo Wee Rup, about 60 kilometres east of Melbourne, where an additional 50 beds are being provided to locals displaced by the fires.

It takes the number of beds to 370 across the five centres including Drouin, Pakenham, Morwell and Sale. The Salvos’ helping hand extends to blankets, toiletries, shoes and clothing.


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