Australia is currently being ravaged by the wildfires that caused people’s death, hundreds of houses being destroyed, and thousands that were forced to evacuate. Affected area and the death toll rises as Australian bushfires rage out of control. As the predicament enters its fourth month, Salvation Army volunteers continue to give support emotionally, spiritually, and even material assistance to firefighters, volunteers and evacuees.
The Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army (Canada and Bermuda), Commissioner Floyd J. Tidd has accorded his sympathy amongst all the affected of the massive bushfires in Australia, “As we watch the heartbreaking reality of a place we called home for six years, we continue to pray for all victims, firefighters and emergency disaster services teams who have partnered together to help others in their time of need.”
The Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) in Australia resumes in reaching out to people for support as the bushfire escalates to most of Australia. As per them, SAES is continuously providing their full support in being present at evacuation centers and ensuring that assistance is being provided with food preparation and serving meals. They are also making a great effort to coordinate and get in touch with local authorities to assist the evacuees. SEAS also guarantees a commitment to consistently be there alongside affected communities until everything is back to normal and fully recovered.
Salvation Army is committed to standing alongside affected communities in Australian bushfires crisisAccording to Lt-Colonel John P. Murray, Secretary for Communications, “When you donate to the bushfire disaster, you not only help The Salvation Army provide current assistance to evacuees and emergency personnel, you invest in the lives of those who will require support through the recovery and rebuilding phases.” As the bushfires continue to intensify, SAES seeks to support and to reach out to people that can extend financial donations by visiting www.SalvationArmy.ca/emergency, calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or via mail to The Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON M4H 1P4.