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Hunter Salvos head south to help out during bushfire crisis

About 100 Salvation Army volunteers from the Hunter region are about to head to the fire zones in Sydney to lend a hand.
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About 100 Salvation Army volunteers from the Hunter are about to head to the fire zones in Sydney to lend a hand.

Division secretary major Warren Parkinson says the teams will be on the ground to give aid to evacuation centres, including feeding firefighters and victims.

He says the great need at the moment is in the Blue Mountains.

“We’ve had hundreds of people out in the local area and most of those people are being mobilised again to go to the Blue Mountains area over the next couple of days,” he said.

“As we know the conditions are going to get worse.”

He says teams will be offering a range of services.

“It’s going to be a long term, holistic sort of direction.

“But in the immediate sense we’re looking at (helping) firefighters, victims, feeding those people.

“Making sure that they’re linked to where their housing is and there is some counselling.”

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