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Australian Disaster Relief

Australian Disaster Relief Program 

Samaritan’s Purse is a second responder, deploying to disaster-affected communities when emergency services have declared the area safe. Our teams of volunteers equipped with tools, equipment and resources provide practical support and recovery assistance to affected families.

All volunteers must be registered before applying to deploy.

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National Disaster Relief Unit (NDRU)
The NDRU (pictured above) is a mobile command centre from which we can effectively coordinate a deployment within a disaster affected community. The truck has its own water and power supply,  site office, workshop and is equipped with sufficient tools, equipment and materials for 60 to 80 volunteers.

Bushfire Recovery
Our bushfire recovery kits help families affected by bushfires to sift through the debris, find valuable items and personal belongings and begin the road to recovery.

Flood Recovery
Mud-out kits enable volunteer teams to mud-out a home affected by flooding. The kits protect volunteers and provide the tools to demolish waterlogged walls, remove wreckage and begin the work of restoring homes to a livable condition.

In partnership with local churches, we assist in providing a locally led recovery program in communities affected by disaster. To find out how your church can partner with Samaritan’s Purse National Disaster Relief please contact us.

Site Management Teams are groups of trained men and women who assist in coordinating a locally led response in disaster-affected communities.

To support the Samaritan’s Purse National Disaster Relief program with donated or discounted tools, materials and equipment please contact us.