Disasters and Emergencies

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Disasters and Emergencies

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. Let us help.

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Salvos standing alongside hurting communities
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8 June 2020

Salvation Army recovery operations are well underway across parts of Australia that have been affected by the devastating 2019-20 bushfires. EMERGENCY RESPONSE EASINGNorm Archer, The Salvation Army St...

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Bushfire report outlines Salvos' response
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8 June 2020

The Salvation Army has released an interim report on the 2019-20 bushfire disaster, outlining its ongoing recovery work in areas of Australia that were severely affected. The Six-month Disaster Appeal...

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Salvos serve stranded travellers in Western Australia
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8 June 2020

David Davis and his girlfriend Helen travelled from Victoria to Western Australia for his mother’s funeral. On their way home, they became stranded in Kalgoorlie when bushfires forced the closu...

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Salvos committed to bushfire recovery 'for the long haul'
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8 June 2020

As recovery hubs begin to open on the New South Wales South Coast and in Victoria, The Salvation Army continues to provide immediate, ongoing emergency support, as well as long-term support for people...

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Support from Salvos helps Kaye carry on after bushfire scare
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8 June 2020

Two years ago, Kaye Whitbread lost her husband. Last summer, she almost lost everything else in life. The 70-year-old has lived in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, for 45 years. Her heritage-listed...

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Salvation Army assists Queenslanders through natural disasters
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8 June 2020

The Salvation Army is now into its third week of providing recovery assistance and support to people and communities impacted by the North Queensland floods. Many of the people coming to The Salvation...

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Gateway to freedom
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1 April 2020

Honouring a gift of sacrifice that knows no boundaries. Every evening at 8pm the Last Post is played under the great arch of the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, Belgium. I recently witne...

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The Corryong wonder dog
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1 April 2020

The story of Patsy, the kelpie border collie who quickly and calmly rounded up her flock of sheep and moved them to safety as devastating bushfires moved in, was a rare and welcome piece of heart-warm...

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You are not alone
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31 March 2020

The Salvos offer wide-ranging assistance through the bushfires and beyond. As we conclude the first month of 2020, the lives of so many Australians have been, and still are being, impacted by th...

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Salvos join communities on the road to recovery
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31 March 2020

The Salvation Army is establishing a national Bushfire Recovery Team to work at a local, collaborative level in affected areas. Australia has been ravaged by an unprecedented bushfire crisis this sum...

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