As The Salvation Army continues its humanitarian response following the Canterbury earthquake, an estimated 2500 church members, staff and volunteers will meet in Auckland this week to consider how best to serve their local communities.
The Salvation Army has now settled into the long term relief of quake-ravaged areas of Canterbury.
The Salvation Army Territorial Commander Commissioner Don Bell toured Christchurch today to see for himself the Salvation Army’s work with earthquake effected residents and encourage Army staff and volunteers.
Ten Salvation Army counsellors with community trauma and rural expertise arrive at Christchurch Airport this afternoon to reinforce local counsellors and provide additional emotional support to Canterbury earthquake victims.
The Salvation Army was quick to mobilise when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake—the largest quake in New Zealand since 1931—rocked Canterbury at 4:35 am on Saturday 4 September.
The Salvation Army will distribute the first of 10,000 care packages to Canterbury’s earthquake-affected citizens on Monday morning.
The Salvation Army has sent 10 counsellors and social workers to Christchurch to help residents traumatised by Saturday’s quake and its aftershocks.
The Salvation Army is putting a fresh team into Christchurch to assess and respond to the mid-term need of residents affected by Saturday’s earthquake.
The Salvation Army in Christchurch last night cared for more than 400 Cantabrians made homeless following Saturday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake.