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.
NSW storm and floods
The Salvation Army is currently on the ground providing support through recovery centres which have been established in NSW.
To keep updated on the latest information from The Salvation Army please visit our site regularly.
How to access 2019/20 Australian Bushfires Recovery Support
Working with state and local government, we offer a range of services and assistance measures to help people and communities across all states who have been impacted by the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires – including financial assistance, emotional support and referrals.
If you have been affected by the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires and are in need of assistance, please complete this online form or call 1300 662 217.
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
19 March 2018
The Salvation Army is currently responding to four separate disasters across Australia. Access support or donate now. ...Read more
19 March 2018
The Salvation Army is providing community meals and support in the wake of Cyclone Marcus. ...Read more
4 October 2017
Generous donations and tireless volunteers are allowing The Salvation Army to continue its response to last month’s disasters across Mexico....Read more
21 September 2017
Salvos in Mexico City supporting their community following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Salvation Army workers in the United States and Uni...Read more
20 September 2017
Category five-rated Hurricane Maria is passing through a swathe of Caribbean islands, many of which had already been severely damaged by Hur...Read more
13 September 2017
More than half a million meals have now been served by The Salvation Army to people who have been displaced or have had their homes damaged ...Read more
12 September 2017
The Salvation Army responds after Hurricane Katia and an 8.1-magnitude earthquake in September 2017. The Salvation Army in Mexico is respond...Read more