Southeast QLD and northern NSW have been devastated by unprecedented catastrophic flooding. Devastating rain forced Lismore’s Wilsons River to more than 14 metres in February and over 11 metres a month later in March, displacing nearly all 40,000 residents and significantly impacting over 10,000 homes, nearly half of which have been deemed un-inhabitable. Samaritan’s Purse responded to major flooding in the areas of Lismore, and south of Lismore into Coraki, Woodburn, Broadwater, Wardell, and surrounding areas.
In the wake of these devastating floods, Samaritan’s Purse was privileged by donors, church partners and volunteers to serve the affected community of Lismore in an impactful way with labourers, site-leaders and office administrators coming together to assist homeowners in removing flood-damaged furniture, cabinetry, walls, and floors as well as sanitising timber frames to prevent mould ingress.
Lismore still has a long road to recovery however, Samaritan’s Purse was able to complete work on 78 homes which helped 96 families. This has been made possible by generous donors, church partners and volunteers coming together, helping in Jesus’ Name.