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Club Dinner Meeting – Topic – What is “Disaster Aid Australia”?
June 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SPEAKER – JAN BURNEY – Administration – Disaster Aid Australia
Disaster Aid Australia began life in 2003 in association with another overseas aid organisation, but went “under its own steam” in 2010.
A project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills (D9820 Vic.) it is a member of Disaster Aid International which includes Rotary club partners in Malaysia, UK & Ireland, and the USA.
Disaster Aid Australia (‘DAA’) is a company limited by guarantee (ABN 55 129 338 825) and a charitable institution with the usual Australian tax concessions. It also has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status (Item 1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997) and is an AusAID preferred supplier. We are also registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC.)
DAA has an office in Dandenong in SE Melbourne that was kindly donated by a Rotarian, and is staffed by volunteers when necessary and convenient.
Disaster Aid Australia
Disaster Aid Australia is a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills, Victoria Australia and its representative Clubs of Hope Island (D9640), Glenferrie (D9800), Dromana (D9820) and Yountown (D9830).
DAA provides innovative Australian-based humanitarian packages that help family units survive in post-disaster circumstances with dignity. The Family Survival Packs provide shelter and equipment appropriate for the conditions like the one seen at left.
To help communities, DAA can supply water systems and solar lights. Tents can be joined to create schools and hospitals where needed. DAA responds to local needs in the most appropriate ways possible.
FAMILY SURVIVAL PACK :
A Family Survival Pack provides a family with the basic tools to rebuild their lives – see above. All products contained in our box meet and exceed UN and Sphere standards and have innovative differences.
For ease of transport and maneuverability, the box has wheels and a handle. Its capacity is 190 litres, with the lid serving as a carpenter’s workbench with two 2”x4” saw grooves, and is completed with a tool holder.
Inside the box is a range of support items, most importantly, the Disaster Aid tent which is the largest humanitarian aid tent available. And best of all, it is inter-connectable. Simply, we can erect a four classroom school for up to eighty school children; assist with a first aid tent; erect a community centre – the deliverables are many and varied dependent on the need of those we serve.
Filled with blankets, water containers, cooking utensils, a stove, pots, pans, children rucksacks (with books and pencils), mosquito nets and other useful items, our packs help rebuild broken lives.
Just $800 pays for a Family Survival Pack.
As the packs are deployed, Disaster Aid Australia will provide information detailing exactly how your donation was used.
Full details on the detailed website ...http://www.disasteraidaustralia.org.au/
HISTORY : The history of Disaster Aid Australia can be viewed on the following link: https://www.disasteraidinternational.com/about-disaster-aid-australia.html