Samaritan’s Purse is aiding New South Wales families in the wake of devastating floods that inundated homes and displaced tens of thousands of local residents.
Torrential rain inundated significant parts of New South Wales, including much of Sydney’s western region, as historic flooding caused severe devastation in late March. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate, and many properties were completely submerged by flood waters, while others suffered major damage.
Communities are returning home after nearly three weeks since the torrential rain began to find their homes damaged due to dangerously high water levels. Samaritan's Purse's disaster response specialists and volunteers are on the ground in North Haven in the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, helping impacted families clean up their properties – removing damaged contents and flood debris.
Samaritan’s Purse is also partnering with local officials and churches to help these communities start to recover, while reminding them that they are not alone.
“Even though the flood waters have receded, so many people are overwhelmed by the horrific damage to their homes and are unsure of what to do next,” said Daniel Stephens, disaster response manager of Samaritan's Purse. “We want to be there to help as many as we can in Jesus' Name. Please pray for these families as they begin the road to recovery.”
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About Samaritan’s Purse Australia and New Zealand
The organisation responds to physical and spiritual needs of individuals in
crisis situations–especially in locations where few others are working. Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. For more information, visit SamaritansPurse.org.au