SCHOOLS MINISTRY GROUP INC

When Disaster Strikes - Emergency Chaplaincy Support

Disasters and crises are usually unexpected and can be overwhelming.  Most people who experience a disaster or crisis may not show outwardly visible signs of injury; however, inwardly there is an emotional toll.  

When Disaster Strikes is a program that aims to be proactive in its support of children, families and communities with a Chaplaincy Service at the time of a disaster or crises, and in the period following.  Disasters and crises can include bushfires, flood, tsunami, drought, earthquakes and cyclones, death, suicide, medical illness or epidemic, major accidents, industry closure and terrorism.

Schools Ministry Group have Chaplains in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of South Australia that can immediately respond at the time of a disaster, and continue to support individuals, families and communities in the months and years following.  The Chaplains live locally, have established local and broader networks and are well known and trusted pastoral carers in their school and local community.

Jessica's children attend Tarlee Primary School, and the Pinery bushfires have affected her three children emotionally. "One has nightmares and is often screaming through the night.  My two younger children were often drawing our house on fire, and using their toys to re-enact us evacuating our home. The Chaplain has been a huge support to my family in helping us all cope with what happened."

Schools Ministry Group and When Disaster Strikes Program Partners Beyond Bank Australia and Paradise Motors Mazda, have made it possible for this program to be launched.  

YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO THE 'WHEN DISASTER STRIKES' PROGRAM WILL HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES WHO ARE STRUGGLING AFTER A DISASTER OR CRISIS.

Contact Details

12 Angus Avenue
EDWARDSTOWN SA, 5039

0883786800
Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.