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Australian Disaster Relief

When floods, fires, cyclones and other disasters strike across Australia, Samaritan’s Purse responds immediately. Our specialised teams provide emergency aid to hard-hit communities, offering hope and encouragement in times of crisis.

What We Do

After emergency services and first responders have engaged, outside help is often crucially needed as communities struggle to recover and rebuild.

To relieve this, Samaritan’s Purse deploys volunteer teams to assist home-owners and partners with local churches – caring for the physical needs of disaster survivors and resourcing a long-term recovery.

Our teams help with critical tasks such as possession recovery, mud-outs (after flooding), ash sifting (after fires), debris removal, tree clean-up, property clearing, and more.

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Are you interested in volunteering with us when we respond to future disasters?

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Resources

Samaritan’s Purse deploys a number of vehicles, tools, and resources directly to the disaster site.

Our national Disaster Relief Unit (DRU) serves as a mobile command centre from which we can effectively coordinate a deployment within a disaster-affected community.

Get to know our Disaster Relief Unit: