Australian Disaster Relief
Coming Alongside Central Victoria in Wake of Devastating Floods
27 October 2022
Samaritan’s Purse Australian Disaster Relief Team prepares to deploy to central Victoria to begin relief and recovery work.
During times of crisis, Samaritan’s Purse works alongside churches to bring hope to their local community. The local church has an important role to play following a disaster, and we aim to equip churches with the resources to feel empowered to participate in meeting the needs of hurting people around them. Your church can become a host church and serve as the base of operations for our disaster relief team during a disaster response. Hosting can include providing meals, billeting, laundry, and other hospitality support for our hard-working volunteers. Together, we help communities move towards long-term recovery after a crisis is over, while sharing God’s love through acts of kindness.
Samaritan’s Purse also partners with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rapid Response Team to deploy crisis-trained chaplains alongside our disaster relief volunteers. As well as providing emotional and spiritual support to disaster victims, the chaplains offer a free ‘Sharing Hope in Crisis’ seminar to churches interested in learning how to better communicate with those hurting during a crisis.
24 October 2022
Samaritan’s Purse is preparing to deploy a team of Australians to assist with Hurricane Ian relief in Florida. The Australian relief workers will join with American teams already on the ground in Florida who are providing assistance to devastated storm-affected families.
6 July 2022
Bearing Burdens in Lismore Amidst Disaster “Rain bomb” may not be a technical weather term, but it perfectly describes the relentless deluge earlier this year that inundated the city of Lismore and the surrounding Northern Rivers region in New South Wales. Flooded rivers quickly overwhelmed the city’s levees, and families were trapped in their homes…