What We Do
When floods, fires, cyclones and other disasters strike across Australia, Samaritan’s Purse responds immediately, providing critical relief to hard-hit communities. After emergency services and first responders have engaged, outside help is often crucially needed as communities struggle to recover and rebuild. To relieve this, Samaritan’s Purse deploys volunteer teams and partners with local churches to care for the physical needs of disaster survivors – resourcing a long-term recovery.
Our teams help with critical tasks such as salvaging personal belongings, mud-outs (after flooding), ash sifting (after fires), debris removal, tree clean-up, property clearing and more. Samaritan’s Purse deploys a number of vehicles, tools, and resources directly to the disaster site. Our Disaster Relief Unit semi-trailer serves as a mobile command centre from which we can effectively coordinate a deployment within a disaster-affected community.