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Salvation Army brings flood relief

Johannesburg, Friday 10 February 2023

For immediate release

The Salvation Army is bringing relief to families in Mpumalanga following severe flooding over the past few days.

Several families in the Nkomazi municipality are in difficulty as a result of heavy rains, and about 50 people have so far approached the Salvation Army seeking shelter and food (see photos below).

Territorial Commander of the Salvation Army in Southern Africa, Commissioner Torben Eliasen, says: “Our practical help of these families in need in Mpumalanga is a critical ministry of service and an illustration of God’s love for all people. This outreach is accompanied by our prayers for the wellbeing of these people of God and our appeal that others will support this through monetary or in kind donations.”

If you would like to help the people of Nkomazi, please make a contribution to the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. Please use the code “Nkomazi floods” to earmark your contribution to help those affected:

Bank: First National Bank

Branch: Braamfontein

Branch code: 251905

Account name: Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

Account number: 50540087604

Reference: Please give your name and “Nkomazi floods” as reference.

Companies or individuals wishing to assist through in-kind donations should contact the Public Relations Secretary, Major Thataetsile Semeno at 082-994-4351.


Above: Some of the Nkomazi residents who have found shelter and food at The Salvation Army corps (church)
Above: A Salvation Army officer brings aid to a resident of Nkomazi, Mpumalanga.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God, and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs without discrimination.

The Southern Africa Territory of The Salvation Army encompasses four countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland – and the island of St Helena. Its officers, soldiers and full-time employees provide their spiritual and community services through approximately 230 corps (churches), societies and outposts, as well as through schools, hospitals, institutions for children, street children, the elderly, men and abused women, and daycare, goodwill, rehabilitation and social centres.


Major Thataetsile Semeno, Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
Ruth Coggin, Quo Vadis Communications
Tel: 087-286-6444