This summer’s devastating bushfires and storms in Australia have impacted at least 31 Seventh-day Adventist sites, including schools, churches and aged care entities.
The damage has ranged from minor—flooding of carpets and collapsed ceilings—to significant, such as the extensive flooding that occurred at Crosslands Youth and Convention Centre just over a week ago.
Risk Management Service (RMS) administers the insurance program for the Adventist Church in the South Pacific and helps Adventist organisations with safety and risk management. It is working with these sites to help them get the damage rectified as quickly as possible.
“It is tragic to see such widespread damage to property,” RMS manager Jonathan Hale said.
“Risk Management Service is here to help Adventist sites get back to business after loss events like this and we are in constant contact with our insurance providers advocating on the Church’s behalf for prioritised attention.
“We appreciate the selfless effort that volunteers put in to assist with the clean up and make sites safe. Our priority is to enable these sites to get back to the business of mission as quickly as possible.”
As at 4pm yesterday (February 18), the sites impacted were:
Central Coast Adventist School
Manning Adventist School
Schools Company Offices, Cooranbong
Blue Hills College, Lismore
Adventist Senior Living, Cooranbong
Tumbulgum Adventist Church
Wingham Adventist Church
Port Macquarie Adventist School
Tweed Valley Adventist College, Murwillumbah
Adventist Aged Care, Normanhurst
Adventist Aged Care, Kings Langley
Ashfield Adventist Church
Blacktown SDA Church
Crosslands Youth and Convention Centre
Parramatta Adventist Church
Sydney Adventist School Auburn
Wahroonga Adventist Church
Wetherill Park Spanish Adventist Church
Canberra Christian School
Canberra National Adventist Church
South Canberra Adventist Church
South NSW Conference offices
Adventist Book Centre, Kallangur
Logan City Samoan Church
Stanthorpe Adventist Church
South QLD Conference office
Watson Park Convention Centre, Dakabin
Noosa Christian College
South Pacific Division entities
South Pacific Division offices, Wahroonga
Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga