On Christmas day, a 4-kilometre-wide tornado devastated Queensland’s Gold Coast. It is estimated nearly 1,000 homes and businesses were impacted across the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim, with more than 500 homes sustaining moderate to severe damage.
Samaritan’s Purse Australian Disaster Relief staff and volunteers spent 5 weeks working in this storm affected region between the 18th of January to the 14th of February 2024. We partnered with CrossLife Church as our base of operations in Upper Coomera to host volunteers, as well as store and maintain recovery equipment and vehicles.
The major scope of work for our disaster relief teams is expected to be green waste removal, including assisting with fallen trees and garden and home clean-ups.