On January 27, a state of emergency was declared in the city of Auckland following an unprecedented weather event that brought 249mm of torrential rain, a month’s worth, within a 24-hour period.

Historic flash-flooding has tragically killed 4 people and impacted at least 5,000 homes, leaving thousands more without power and fresh water. Land slips have impacted the city’s road and rail infrastructure as well as several residential properties. Heavy rain has continued throughout the following week, further affecting the Auckland and Northland region.

Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief team is currently in Auckland working alongside partner churches to assist residents affected by the severe flooding. Our teams target the areas of greatest need, offering physical and emotional support vital to the safety and wellbeing of flood-affected residents.

In times of disaster, Samaritan’s Purse mobilises local volunteers and works alongside emergency services to help provide emergency food, safe shelter, and other vital assistance, utilising the network of local churches as strategic distribution points to best reach affected homeowners.

Get Involved

Are you interested in volunteering with us when we respond to future disasters? When Samaritan’s Purse responds to a disaster, we rely on volunteers like you to bring hope to hurting families. Samaritan’s Purse also works alongside churches and the local community to provide long-term, sustainable relief. Browse through the different ways you can get involved with us below.

How You Can Help

When a disaster strikes in Australia, will you answer the call? Join us as we share the love of Jesus by offering tangible help to disaster survivors in their time of need.

Church Partners

Is your church looking for a practical way to be a light in your community? Then, partnering with Samaritan’s Purse may be the right fit for you.


Click below view and donate to Samaritan’s Purse various project sectors where you can donate, or give to where it’s most needed.