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.
2019-20 Black Summer bushfires recovery
The Salvation Army has provided ongoing care and support to communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20. While most of our bushfire grants have now closed, our outreach teams and bushfire chaplains are still offering support to people who were impacted.
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.
News and Stories
15 October 2020
Deputy Captain Peter Heward and his crew from the Bombala Fire Station, in the Monaro region of New South Wales, were working tirelessly on ...Read more
25 June 2020
The Salvation Army has entered into an initiative with the New South Wales Government and the Minderoo Foundation to provide bushfire-affect...Read more
22 January 2020
Updated 24 January 2020 “We have been completely overwhelmed by the volume of support – financially and emotionally – ...Read more
15 January 2020
The Salvation Army's response to the national bushfire disaster is now in its fourth month with many emergency operations moving into recove...Read more