The Salvation Army Australia Territory

The 2019/2020 Bushfires had a devastating impact on thousands of Australians who are still on a journey to recovery. People like Kaye*, a Blue Mountains resident who barely escaped the flames, has received much-needed financial support to help her on the road to recovery.

While Kaye was relieved to discover roof-sprinklers had saved her home, she was disheartened to learn her insurance wouldn’t cover the essential work needed to make her property livable again. “It was absolutely devastating”, Kaye shared.

The Salvation Army worked closely with Kaye and provided her with the financial assistance she needed. “I’ve never asked for hand-outs, I just struggle through by myself, I always have … but this time I was in over my head. To receive the assistance I did, was a tremendous relief.”

Because of La Trobe Financial’s support and generosity, many others, like Kaye, received the support they needed to restore their lives.

“I want to extend a heart-felt thank you to the team at La Trobe Financial Services for their generous contribution of $500,000 to our 2019/2020 Disaster Appeal. We are truly grateful we were able to stand together, side-by-side, to give hope and respond to this national crisis in such a meaningful way.” Major Bruce Harmer, Head of Public Relations, The Salvation Army.

*For privacy purposes, the name of the beneficiary has been changed.