Salvation Army disaster assistance provides support in three stages:
The first stage is emergency response during the crisis and in the immediate aftermath. Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams activate at evacuation centres to respond to needs on the ground. Meals and refreshments, care packs, bedding, referrals, counselling and financial assistance are just some of the ways we help.
The second stage is an initial assessment and provision of emergency funds.
The third stage is recovery. This is the longest stage where more financial support is provided for those who have been severely impacted by the disaster.