About us: The Salvation Army Australia gives hope where it’s needed most. Across Australia their work touches every demographic and age group. The Salvation Army is involved in national issues while also bringing hope to people who may be experiencing hardship or injustice.
About us: Rural Aid is one of Australia’s largest rural charities. Rural Aid provides financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers in tough times for drought, flood or fire. Rural Aid’s vision is to support its farming and rural communities to ensure their sustainability during and after these natural disasters.
About us: Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that supports Australians in times of crisis through free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia.
Story:Through the S.T.A.N.D Appeal, Woolworths Group are assisting Lifeline in providing life-saving support to vulnerable communities affected by natural disasters through the delivery of Psychological First Aid and counselling in affected communities. This support will be critical to ensuring affected communities have every chance to build resilience and recover.
About us: Foodbank is the largest provider of vital food and groceries to food relief charities around Australia. In addition to day-to-day food relief activities, Foodbank plays a key role in times of community emergency and natural disasters.
Phillip Novak was one of the RFS fire fighters on the front line in the NSW South Coast town of Kiah. Phillip lost his own home, and only just escaped with his life.
The day after the fire took his home, Phillip had help from Foodbank. “It was just chaos. Smoke was still in the air and we were just reaching out to get basic assistance. The food pantry at Merimbula was the first place that helped us,” he said.
“Simple things like receiving food is an important part of rebuilding our lives.”