Disasters and emergencies
From emergency response to recovery, we stand with communities for the long haul, providing financial, material, emotional and spiritual support so lives can be re-established after disaster.
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 to help you regain some control over the situation. We are here to support you for as long as it takes to recover.
Queensland and NSW Floods
The Salvation Army Strategic and Disaster Management (SEDM) team has supported response and recovery efforts in Queensland and New South Wales due to the unprecedented flood emergency. Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) and local corps have provided over 40,000 meals and refreshments in more than 20 evacuation centres in the first two weeks of the floods. The SEDM team was in full operation in 30 recovery hubs in Queensland and New South Wales during the peak of the early recovery phase.
Last updated 26 September 2022
Thanks to our generous donors, volunteers and supporters, The Salvation Army has provided the following support in Queensland and New South Wales:
- Distributed $12,904,114 in financial assistance and in-kind support such as food parcels, clothing and household items
- Issued 42,079 recovery grants
- Assisted 39,423 people
- 250+ volunteers deployed in a total of 30 recovery hubs in QLD and NSW (now closed)
- 7488+ volunteer hours worked at evacuation centres (now closed)
- 42,647+ meals and refreshments served at evacuation centres (now closed)
Other disaster and emergencies
The Salvation Army has provided ongoing care and support to communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20. All grants have now closed and our bushfire chaplains are still offering support to people who were impacted.
You can read more about how The Salvation Army supported communities affected by the Black Summer bushfires in the latest Disaster Appeal Report.
News and Stories
24 April 2015
The Salvation Army Emergency Services remain hard at work in the Hunter region with evacuation centres currently set up to provide essential...Read more
13 March 2015
The Salvation Armys first phase of emergency response after Tropical Cyclone Marcia in northern Queensland is coming to a close....Read more
25 February 2015
Tropical Cyclone Marcia, a category five cyclone, crossed the North Queensland coast at Yeppoon on Friday 20 February, beginning a trail of ...Read more