Bushfire Disaster Recovery Update
For a full list of Evacuation Centres, Recovery Centres and Disaster Welfare Assistance Points visit:
Anglicare Sydney trains, activates and coordinates hundreds of Disaster Recovery volunteers across NSW often in partnership with local Anglican churches. Since the bushfire season escalated in early November our volunteers have been continuously working in Bushfire Evacuation Centres across the state, assisting communities impacted by the catastrophic bushfires. These have included centres in the Northern Inland, Mittagong, Cooma, Batemans Bay, Narooma, Bega, Merimbula, Ulladulla, Bomaderry, Mid North Coast, Hunter region and many more.
These amazing volunteers are:
- Trained to provide material aid and personal support to evacuees which can be as diverse as listening, providing support, psychological first aid, making beds, supporting all other agencies, assisting with meals and coordinating pets and animals, whatever is needed.
- on call and assist in centres 24/7 in this current state of emergency. In Southern Highlands over the last weekend some were activated at midnight and others at 2am. They turn up happy to provide the support for which they have been specially trained.
Anglicare is very grateful to our volunteers and the work they do in our local communities, but never more so than now, when the bushfire crisis has been so severe and ongoing.
We ask that you pray for them – for continued strength and energy to assist, to be able to support people who are experiencing so much trauma, and for their ongoing safety and wellbeing in those demanding and trying circumstances.
Do you need help?
Clothing, food and financial assistance
Anglicare is building up our existing resources in order to support the current bushfire crisis.
You can access help with food, clothing and finances at our Anglicare Op shops and Food and Financial Assistance Centres.