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Help us be there again

5 February 2012

Salvos launch Flood Appeal

The Salvation Army Emergency Services volunteers are actively working on the front line in flood affected areas of NSW and Queensland.

Salvation Army officers and volunteers are serving in and around the communities ofMoree, Roma and Mitchell and are preparing to serve in other areas if required.

Salvation Army officers and volunteers will continue to work in these communities when the floodwaters recede, to support individuals and families so drastically affected by the floods as they move toward recovery.

Major Bruce Harmer, Communications & Public Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army, says: "The Salvation Army is well placed to provide this support given its recent experience in helping people recover from the devastating Queensland floods 12 months ago.

We know that the journey to recovery continues long after the rain has ceased and the waters have subsided. We also know that while there will be government disaster assistance available, there are still many practical needs that people need help with, and communities will need access to counsellors and financial advisors to help people through this crisis."

To enable the provision of this assistance, The Salvation Army has today announced their Australian Disaster Relief Appeal as a means to support communities in both States affected by the natural disaster.

'We have been there to support people before in times of flood's.', said Major Bruce Harmer, 'We are asking the community to help us be there again by donating funds to our Australian Disaster Relief Appeal.'

Donations can be made to The Salvation Army's Australian Disaster Relief Appeal by going to www.salvationarmy.org.au or calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).

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