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Salvation Army brings help to flood victims

Johannesburg, Thursday 14 April 2022

The Salvation Army in KwaZulu-Natal is hard at work to bring relief to families and communities affected by the devastating floods in the province.
According to Divisional Commander Major Brendan Browski, the immediate need is for warm blankets, and corps (churches) are sourcing these as fast as possible to give to the public. Food and clothing is also high on the priority list.
Major Browski added: “Montpelier and Durban Central Corps (churches) are working hard right now to feed, distribute clothing and provide what resources they have available. We are looking to purchase blankets today to help them because this seems to be the biggest need. We are sourcing some local funds to help with this and I hope by the end of the day to make R10000 available to this from local funds.
“For the most part the hardest hit areas are in the Durban section but other areas such as Hammersdale and Pietermaritzburg have also been affected. Travelling in the areas is difficult with loss of roads, traffic lights and many low-lying areas still flooded. All the officers and their families are safe and while we have had some minor flooding on our properties this has largely been sorted out,” he said.
Captain Velani Buthelezi, PR Secretary for the Southern African Territory, has appealed to the public to assist by making contributions to the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. Please use the code “KZN floods” to earmark your contribution to help those affected by the floods:
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 “KZN floods” as reference.
Companies wishing to assist should contact Captain Buthelezi at 082-994-4351.
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.


Captain Velani Buthelezi, Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
Ruth Coggin, Quo Vadis Communications
Tel: 087-286-6444
Cell: 082-903-5819