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Salvation Army appeals for funds for Canterbury earthquake response

4 Sep | 2010

Salvation Army gearing-up to provide for the welfare needs of quake victims.

 The Salvation Army has launched an appeal to help those affected by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Canterbury on Saturday, 4 September.

Within hours of the disaster, The Salvation Army was asked to feed around 1000 people in at least two Christchurch locations, and was ready to mobilise in other areas as requested by Civil Defence. In Christchurch’s suburbs and rural locations, The Salvation Army has also been responding to the emergency situation.

There will be a multitude of needs in the days following the earthquake, and The Salvation Army is appealing for cash donations to strengthen its response.

National fundraising coordinator Major Robbie Ross says, ‘New Zealanders are reeling from the disaster that struck Christchurch this weekend. Not since the 1930s have we experienced an earthquake as severe and it is important that we do everything we can to help.

‘People will be in shock, some have lost possessions and housing, many will need food and comfort. We are asking New Zealanders to contribute to The Salvation Army’s Canterbury Earthquake Appeal to bring emergency relief to the people of Christchurch and affected rural areas.’

To donate to The Salvation Army ‘Canterbury Earthquake Appeal’

  • Freephone: 0800 53 00 00
  • donate online
  • By Post: ‘The Salvation Army, PO Box 27 001 Marion Square, Wellington 6141, New Zealand’

Please specify that your donation is for the 'Canterbury Earthquake Appeal'