Their disaster relief teams are aiding families in the wake of devastating floods that have inundated homes and displaced residents.
When floods, fires, cyclones and other disasters strike across Australia, Samaritan’s Purse responds immediately. Their specialised teams provide emergency aid to hard-hit communities, offering hope and encouragement in times of crisis.
After nearly two weeks since the torrential rain, families are now returning home to find their homes damaged due to dangerously high water levels.
The relief organisation’s disaster response specialists and volunteers are on the ground in the suburb of Goodna, part of Ipswich Council in Brisbane QLD, helping impacted families clean up their properties – removing damaged contents and flood debris.
Samaritan’s Purse is also partnering with local officials and Shiloh Church Goodna to help these communities start to recover, while reminding them that they are not alone.
“As the flood waters begin to recede, so many families 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.”
To follow coverage of the flood relief response and information about how to help, visit their website.
- Interview Daniel Stephens - Disaster Response Manager, Samaritans Purse Australia & New Zealand
- Interview Wayne Richings - Site Leadership Team Volunteer, Samaritans Purse Australia & New Zealand
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ABOUT SAMARITAN'S PURSE:
Samaritan’s Purse Australia and New Zealand 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.