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Salvation Army appeals for funds for renewed earthquake resp

Salvation Army appeals for funds for renewed earthquake response

The Salvation Army has re-launched its Canterbury Earthquake Appeal in expectation of great humanitarian need in the aftermath of today’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake.

The Salvation Army is mobilising its response to the quake and officers, staff and volunteers across the country are standing-by to provide relief and support to affected Cantabrians. The Salvation Army in Australia has again offered its support.

National fundraising coordinator Major Robbie Ross says the region has suffered terribly since September and a tremendous effort is now required to help those already living with the hardships and psychological effects of the original quake and its aftershocks.

“Our experience with the September quake showed us the great emotional shock such an event can have on people – and now there is the added dimension of some people grieving for loved ones,” he says.

“There will be a myriad of material needs by those who have lost possessions and homes. We are appealing for cash donations to strengthen our response.”

The Salvation Army has asked its members to pray for the citizens of Canterbury.

To donate to The Salvation Army ‘Canterbury Earthquake Appeal’:
Freephone 0800 53 00 00
Donate online at www.salvationarmy.org.nz
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’

Issued on the Authority of Commissioner Donald Bell (Territorial Commander)
The Salvation Army, New Zealand Fiji & Tonga Territory

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