Salvos publish 12-month Bushfire Disaster Appeal Report
11 December 2020
While The Salvation Army continues to provide support to the thousands of people affected by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020, we remain ready to assist those facing current bushfire threats. The Salvation Army Strategic and Disaster Management team is here to respond to the immediate needs of emergency workers and impacted communities during and in the aftermath of fires.
If you are currently affected by a bushfire emergency and need help, please contact our team:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 1300 662 217
A year on from the Black Summer bushfire disaster The Salvation Army has released a 12-month Bushfire Disaster Appeal Report, outlining its ongoing recovery work. The report provides a detailed breakdown of how funds have been distributed to people in affected communities as they work to rebuild their homes and their lives. You can download and read the report below.
Over 17,000 grants have been provided to those experiencing extreme hardship or loss of residence – supporting them as they rebuild and furnish their new homes. The grants also supported young people looking to continue their education or find work, as well as those who required financial assistance beyond what the grants could provide. We have also provided more than 5800 Moneycare financial counselling sessions to help people and communities manage their money during recovery and beyond.
On average, we continue to assess more than 300 financial grant applications every week, in addition to providing emotional and spiritual support. Salvation Army bushfire outreach workers remain in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, working with local residents to identify new areas of need or where ongoing support is required.