Disasters and emergencies
From emergency response to recovery, we stand with communities for the long haul, providing financial, material, emotional and spiritual support so lives can be re-established after disaster.
In the aftermath of a disaster, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of what needs to be done. You don’t have to take that journey alone. The Salvation Army is available to provide advice and clarity, to make sense of what the next steps are and to help you regain some control over the situation. We are here to support you for as long as it takes to recover.
Salvos continue Sydney flood recovery support
Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) and local corps have been active on the ground in flood-affected areas, providing almost 800 meals and refreshments to residents and first responders in Narellan, North Richmond, Richmond and Liverpool, and NSW SES members in Maitland. SAES also provided volunteer support at an additional five evacuation centres in Tuncurry, East Maitland, The Entrance and West Gosford. Salvos worked at over 100 volunteer shifts during the emergency response.
Recovery support now available
Our Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management (SEDM) team is now active in some NSW Government recovery hubs, providing financial assistance and emotional support to flood-impacted community members.
To access this support, please visit The Salvation Army personnel at the locations mentioned below:
10am - 5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
12pm - 7pm, Thursdays
10am - 2pm, Saturdays
Closed Sundays and Mondays
South Windsor Family Centre, 6 Greenhills Way, South Windsor
10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday
The Retreat at Wisemans, 5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry
Please bring with you:
Salvos personnel may not be present at some sites on rare occasions due to illness or unforeseen circumstances such as road closures. We apologise for the inconvenience.
NSW Government recovery hubs
NSW Government disaster relief and support
Queensland and NSW Floods
The Salvation Army Strategic and Disaster Management (SEDM) team has supported response and recovery efforts in Queensland and New South Wales due to the unprecedented flood emergency. Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) and local corps have provided over 40,000 meals and refreshments in more than 20 evacuation centres in the first two weeks of the floods. The SEDM team was in full operation in 30 recovery hubs in Queensland and New South Wales during the peak of the early recovery phase.
Last updated 27 June 2022
Thanks to our generous donors, volunteers and supporters, The Salvation Army has provided the following support in Queensland and New South Wales:
- Distributed $9,604,808 in financial assistance and in-kind support such as food parcels, clothing and household items
- Issued 34,397 recovery grants
- Assisted 14,921 people
- 250+ volunteers deployed in a total of 30 recovery hubs in QLD and NSW (now closed)
- 7488+ volunteer hours worked at evacuation centres (now closed)
- 42,647+ meals and refreshments served at evacuation centres (now closed)
Other disaster and emergencies
The Salvation Army has provided ongoing care and support to communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20. All grants have now closed and our bushfire chaplains are still offering support to people who were impacted.
You can read more about how The Salvation Army supported communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires in the latest Disaster Appeal Report.
News and Stories
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