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Disaster and Emergency Support Services

Disaster and Emergency Support Services

The Salvation Army Disasters Assistance team is available to help those affected in any state or territory across the country.

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Disasters and emergencies

Whether it’s bushfires, floods, cyclones or prolonged drought, we understand that disasters have a devastating impact on communities and individuals. 

We realise that 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 help you regain some control over the situation. We are here to support you for as long as it takes to recover.

Your donation in action

Your donation goes directly to supporting people affected by the disaster.

The Salvation Army disaster assistance provides support in different stages of disaster and emergencies. We provide emergency response during the crisis and in the immediate aftermath. Meals and refreshments, care packs, bedding, referrals, counselling and financial assistance are just some of the ways we help.

In later stages we conduct initial assessment and provision of emergency funds for those who have been severely impacted by the disaster. For example, damage to, or loss of, homes and livelihoods. 

For more information on how we provide help and support during disasters and emergencies please see our FAQ page.
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News and Stories

A Caring Commitment

A Caring Commitment

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When Cathy Beauchamp watched as her community flooded while her house was still standing, safe in the next suburb, she felt she had to take ...

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NSW Bushfires - 12 Month Report

NSW Bushfires - 12 Month Report

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Salvos provide aid to quake victims

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Farmers are not alone thanks to drought donations

Farmers are not alone thanks to drought donations

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The funds from this year’s drought appeals are still bringing hope and much-needed financial relief to many desperate farmers and the...

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All service is beautiful

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The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory NSW Bushfire Disaster Report 2014

The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory NSW Bushfire Disaster Report 2014

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The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory NSW Bushfire Disaster Report 2014...

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Rebuilding their shattered community

Rebuilding their shattered community

10 March 2014

“You see so many people still struggling, or who have become homeless after storms and two cyclones. Within the area nobody escaped.&...

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Salvation Army in Indonesia continues volcano response

Salvation Army in Indonesia continues volcano response

3 March 2014

The recent eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia is making increased demands on The Salvation Armys Compassion in Action team who is worki...

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