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Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service (DRERS)

Emergency Relief Appeal

Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service is a local community group of volunteers providing a listening ear, support, referrals and emergency relief to those facing crisis in our local area. We are a Christian based organisation, providing without judgement or discrimination assistance to those in need. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and together help support and strengthen our community. We are very pleased to have those who have sought help in a crisis return to help others.

Our volunteers listen to the needs of those seeking assistance, and help to find the best way forward. This may be assisting with housing, making referrals, paying for prescriptions, bills, school, shoes, clothes, food or transport, or finding the leaky pipe that is sending the bills soaring. We are very proud of our Extra Care Program where people receive help to review their financial situation and plan for the future.

How will the funds be used?

Your gift will help us to provide a listening ear, support, referrals and financial assistance for individuals and families in times of crisis, ensuring people have the basic necessities of life.

  • $10 can provide an emergency card for transport
  • $20 can provide an emergency food parcel for 5 days
  • $25 can provide emergency fuel for medical appointments
  • $30 can provide asthma medication for a month
  • $50 can provide warm clean blankets, or swags
  • $100 can provide access to an essential health service
  • $100 can provide a family food for a week
  • $1000 can provide a family with assistance to keep utilities connected during winter
  • $2000 can assist victims of domestic violence to re-establish a safe home 

Key Areas of Expenditure

Providing emergency relief to those facing crisis and homelessness
Financially supporting our manager to co-ordinate our services
Building links and partnerships with our local community so together we can bridge the gap in times of crisis

Contact Details

PO Box 744

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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