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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.

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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

Salvos response long-term

Salvos response long-term

16 December 2013

“Long after the fires are gone and the smoke has cleared, The Salvation Army will still be in these communities, standing side-by-sid...

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Salvation Army on hand at the firefront

Salvation Army on hand at the firefront

16 December 2013

“Our officers and volunteers provided emergency assistance with meals, hot and cold beverages, as well as a listening ear to so many ...

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NSW Bushfire recovery: The Salvation Army here for the long term

15 November 2013

The Salvation Armys Community Recovery Plan outlines the projected distribution of all Bushfire Appeal funds throughout the different phases...

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Recovery underway in Blue Mountains

Recovery underway in Blue Mountains

30 October 2013

Recovery operations are well underway at The Salvation Armys Relief Support Centre in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney where bushfires dest...

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People in need urged to seek help in Blue Mountains

People in need urged to seek help in Blue Mountains

22 October 2013

With donations of clothing, toiletries, household items and food coming in to the Springwood Salvos Store,The Salvation Army is encouraging ...

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Salvation Army ready to respond in fire-affected areas

Salvation Army ready to respond in fire-affected areas

20 October 2013

The Salvation Army Emergency Services is on stand-by and ready to assist in fire-affected areas across New South Wales today, with the weath...

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Salvation Army prepares for new bushfire evacuations

Salvation Army prepares for new bushfire evacuations

20 October 2013

The Salvation Armys Hawkesbury Emergency Service Teams are preparing for an influx of bushfire-affected residents to arrive at the North Ric...

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The Salvos continue to support fire-fighters and those affected by bushfires in NSW

The Salvos continue to support fire-fighters and those affected by bushfires in NSW

19 October 2013

While many Salvation Army Emergency Service crews have been stood-down as evacuation centres close and people are allowed back to their home...

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NSW Bushfire Update

NSW Bushfire Update

18 October 2013

Read The Salvation Armys NSW Bushfire update. ...

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2011 Qld Flood Report: 12 months on

2011 Qld Flood Report: 12 months on

1 February 2012

This report looks at the ongoing response of The Salvation Army to the 2011 Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi, 12 months after the disaster...

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