In response to the bushfires affecting South Australia and other communities across the country, The Salvation Army is continuing its Australian Disaster Relief Appeal to assist affected people to cope with the significant loss sustained due to these fires.
The Salvation Army is currently on the ground in the Adelaide Hills, working at the emergency response site(s) providing meals to emergency services personnel and others. The Salvation Army has provided over 3,000 meals during this emergency so far.
The Salvation Army is also providing, as needed, financial and emotional support to people who have had to evacuate homes caught in the fires. The Salvation Army is able assist people with food, financial assistance, clothing and counselling. “Many people have had to evacuate their homes and didn’t get the chance to take anything with them. By providing emergency financial assistance, we can assist them to purchase personal items that they need immediately,” said Mark Foyle, Public Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army SA/NT.
“We will continue to support communities affected for the long-term as experience tells us the recovery from such disaster can stretch over many months, and for some it may take much longer,” he said.
If you are affected by the bushfires and need help, please call the Salvation Army on 0419473360
Donations made to the Disaster Relief Fund will assist The Salvation Army respond to the current emergency in South Australia and other areas affected by bushfires, as well as supporting the response to other disaster situations that may follow as the country prepares for ongoing hot weather and extreme bushfire risk.
Donations can be made to The Salvation Army Australian Disaster Relief by calling 13 SALVOS (137258) or visiting www.salvationarmy.org.au.