Global Care helps those affected by natural disasters
Global Care understands the immense loss and devastation that people feel following a natural disaster, which is why we help in disaster zones by lending a hand and offering hope. Whether it’s providing emergency accommodation, food and basic hygiene packs; or clearing mud, cleaning walls and removing rubbish; or being a listening ear and offering support, Global Care works to rebuild lives.
Those affected often feel vulnerable and distressed, so Global Care works together with other relief organisations to offer practical and emotional support, and help to lift the burden.
Disaster relief volunteers are mostly from INC (International Network of Churches) around Australia, who spring into action if there is a natural disaster. Our volunteers often travel interstate to help in disaster zones, and take annual leave from their jobs, to help those affected.
All volunteers receive training and safety briefings, prior to working for Global Care, and undergo the required checks.
The heart of Global Care is to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, to extend mercy to those who need it most, regardless of their age, race, or religion.
Global Care has served in disaster zones in the following locations:
- Northern and South-east QLD and Northern NSW, following Cyclone Debbie: March 2017
- Vanuatu, following Cyclone Cook: April 2017
- Fiji, following Cyclone Winston: February 2016
- Vanuatu, Cyclone Pam: March 2015
- Blue Mountains NSW, Bush fire disaster relief: October 2013
- Bundaberg QLD, Flood / tornado disaster relief: 2013
- Kinglake VIC, Major bush fire disaster relief: 2009-2011