Global Care is the “social justice” and disaster relief arm of Christian Outreach Centre.
For some 15 years, Global Care has helped devastated communities worldwide to rebuild and reconnect, and has done it by practical help at the ground level. It can be as small as a wheelchair, or as large as tsunami...if the need exists, Global Care is there.
It plays a vital role in providing a link between the church and the community, and after the departure of the “first responder” groups, settles in for the long haul (Global Care was in the Kinglake bushfire area for two years) to work both with and within the local community.
Global Care does not go into a disaster area to preach – but it models “God in action” and many thousands of people worldwide have been able to see Jesus in action through the staffs and Global Care volunteers.
“Jesus in overalls” is how someone put it, while another described Global care’s work simply as “mates helping mates – it’s the Aussie way”.
A Kinglake survivor sums it up: “Global Care was there when we needed them – I can’t praise them enough. What they did here was brilliant, fantastic. They did what was needed and they asked nothing in return. They just got in and did it.”