HUMANITARIAN organisation Samaritan's Purse is bringing its recently launched Disaster Relief Unit to Ararat this Thursday.
Disaster relief manager, Kenneth James is with the mobile command centre which will be deployed to communities within a disaster zone to assist with the response.
The Disaster Relief Unit is on a tour of capital cities and disaster prone areas of the Eastern seaboard of Australia, which includes a stop at the Ararat Town Hall from 9am-10am on Thursday.
The purpose of the tour is to build the profile of Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief, recruit volunteers and connect with agencies and organisations involved in disaster management.
From emergency response to disaster recovery, the aim is to integrate within the existing emergency management disaster recovery arrangements to maximise efficiency and effectiveness in recovery in times of disaster.
The Disaster Relief Unit carries tools, equipment and materials and is fitted out with an office for coordinating a response and a workshop for maintaining the equipment.
The unit also has its own generator and water supply.
The community is invited to visit the Disaster Relief Unit during its stop over in Ararat.