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.
How to access disaster 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 disasters – including financial assistance, emotional support and referrals.
If you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 000 immediately.
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
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
4 September 2017
After weeks of relentless monsoon downpours, vast parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal are under water and more than 40 million people have ...Read more
1 May 2017
Tropical Cyclone Debbie has caused widespread destruction across Queensland and Northern NSW (Photo by Ryan Hook) It’s b...Read more