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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

An update on our response to the bushfires

An update on our response to the bushfires

23 January 2020

The Salvation Army’s response to the national bushfire disaster is in its fourth month. To date, we have distributed $8.4m (80 per ce...

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Territorial Commander thanks Disaster Appeal corporate supporters

Territorial Commander thanks Disaster Appeal corporate supporters

22 January 2020

Updated 24 January 2020 “We have been completely overwhelmed by the volume of support – financially and emotionally – ...

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Millions in relief delivered as National Disaster Appeal exceeds $40 million

Millions in relief delivered as National Disaster Appeal exceeds $40 million

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...

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Ensuring firefighters are well-fed on Kangaroo Island

Ensuring firefighters are well-fed on Kangaroo Island

14 January 2020

For months, firefighters and emergency personnel have sacrificed their own time and personal safety to combat the spread of bushfires during...

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Courage and compassion shines through

Courage and compassion shines through

13 January 2020

On behalf of The Salvation Army, Assistant Chief Secretary Winsome Merrett expresses our gratitude to each and every person who has helped ...

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Australia rallies as devastating bushfires continue

Australia rallies as devastating bushfires continue

10 January 2020

The Salvation Army has been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyday Australians as catastrophic bushfires continue to impact lives. Your k...

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International volunteers reinforce local teams as bushfire crisis continues

International volunteers reinforce local teams as bushfire crisis continues

5 January 2020

Salvation Army volunteers continue to provide around-the-clock support to disaster-affected communities around the country. Here is the lat...

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Salvo volunteers continuing to cater to thousands of evacuees and firefighters as the bushfire crisis escalates

Salvo volunteers continuing to cater to thousands of evacuees and firefighters as the bushfire crisis escalates

3 January 2020

Salvation Army Emergency Services crews and an army of fresh Salvo volunteers are continuing to cater to thousands of evacuees and firefight...

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Masses of people attending relief centres on New Year's Eve

Masses of people attending relief centres on New Year's Eve

1 January 2020

Salvos supporting relief efforts through the New Years Eve as bushfire crisis continues....

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Salvos' Emergency Services active in the bushfire crisis in three states as the New Year turns

Salvos' Emergency Services active in the bushfire crisis in three states as the New Year turns

31 December 2019

As the bushfire emergency escalates, The Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) is supportingĀ firefighters in New South Wales, Victoria a...

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