Floods, bushfires, and storms: how to get help and give support after a natural disaster
Knowing where to get practical, financial, and emotional support after a natual disaster is critical for recovery. For those willing to lend a hand, knowing how best to help is just as important.
For those affected by a natural disaster, it’s important to know where to get support, both during the crisis and in the weeks and months that follow. Recovery can take time and strong support networks make a difference.
There are also ways you can help people affected by a natural disaster. Donating to a registered charity that is directly involved in supporting those communities affected by the current situation is the most practical way. Rather than donate food and clothes yourself, it’s best to support those charities that can assess and provide the right assistance at the right time.
Below is a practical guide to where to get help during a natural disaster, followed by how to give help.