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FIRST CONTAINER OF DISASTER AID GOODS BEING PACKED NOW

Our first container is being packed with Disaster Aid Kits, Soap for Hope Hygiene Kits and Little Dresses boxes as you are reading this.

We are preparing the Disaster Aid Kits in our Canadian warehouse in Victoria and packing our first container this coming week.

All donations will be put towards filling and deploying as many boxes as we can to assist the people of the Phillipines.

Please help if you can.

Phone us at 250 595 5974 to donate by credit card directly to us. 

Go to the donate now button to donate online with your credit card.

Mail a cheque to Disaster Aid Canada, 426 William Street, Victoria BC, V9A 3Y9

All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt.

Thank you for helping us to help others.

 

 

Your donations to Disaster Aid Canada can help victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

 

The Facts about Super Typhoon Haiyan:

 

  • Strongest storm ever recorded (suspected), no local anemometer survived the storm, so the top wind speed is unknown at this time (Source CBC)
  • 11 metre storm surge hit low lying towns and cities (Source CBC)
  • Towns and cities wiped out, You have seen the pictures on the news (Source World Vision)
  • Potable water not available to over 9,000,000 people (Source CNN)
  • 620,000 homes destroyed (Source CNN)
  • Quote from local resident in Guiuan township: "Even me I have no house, I have no clothes. I do not know how I will restart my life, I am so confused, (crying) I don't know what happened to us. We are appealing for help. Who ever has a good heart, I appeal to you - Please help Guiuan."   (Source CBC)
  • As I write this another storm is predicted to hit this region this week.

    

What is predicted to happen after this Haiyan:

 

  • Diseases spread due to contaminated water
  • Communicable diseases spread to 80% of children
  • Diseases spread due to mosquitoes
  • No shelter for months
  • Limited access to potable water as water becomes stagnant

    

How Disaster Aid Canada can help:

 

  • Your gift will help bring vital relief to children and families impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, by providing lifesaving essentials and emergency supplies like: blankets, household supplies, hygiene kits, shelter and clean drinking water.
  • Disaster Aid Canada with its logistics partners is poised to send aid to the area's devastated by Haiyan. Last year we sent aid to this region after flooding and earthquakes and we saved lives, see the attached photo. This area was just starting to make headway after the October 15th 2013 earthquake and now they get hit with the most powerful storm to make landfall.
  • The greatest need they have right now is sustained potable water. There will be organizations sending bottled water which will sustain life for the short term but what has proven time and time again to be the best answer for rural availability of potable water is our water purification system which Disaster Aid Canada sends out with survival kits. This allows families to get a supply of water from a river or even a ditch and turn it into potable water in seconds. This system will clean a million gallons of water, enough to supply a family of 10 for a year.
  • Their second greatest need is to stay dry. We will send out Disaster Aid tents and tarps to enable them to stay dry.
  • Little Dresses for Africa donated by Canadians are distributed world wide as you know through Disaster Aid Canada. Any dresses we have on hand will be put in the hands of our logistic partners to be distributed in the areas of need. The pattern is attached to this message. Please continue to send these dresses to us.
  • Supply of hundreds of SOAP FOR HOPE hygiene kits will be included in shipments put in the hands of our logistic partners for delivery.

What we need you to do:

  • We need to be ready to send these kits out within the month of November to get them to the areas in need when the first of world aid runs out. This means we need your donations now to make this a reality and save lives when it really counts.
  • Donate whatever you can afford, (Tax receipts issued for every donation over $20)
  • Donate $100 to enable Disaster Aid Canada to send a water purification system
  • Donate $750 to enable Disaster Aid Canada to send a complete Family Survival Pack
  • Donate $2500 to enable Disaster Aid Canada to send out a Four Classroom School
  • You stepped up to the plate during Haiti, Thailand and Pakistan; please help us help others in need again.
  • We are fully qualified for the matching grant program from the government of Canada. Every donation will be matched 100% by Government of Canada.
  • The need is great... Please Donate.

Latest News from Disaster Aid Canada

Could you imagine what it would be like to lose everything, watch your children suffer through lack of food and water and not be able to give your family the security of basic shelter? These are the questions we ask every day. How can we assist these people around the world to have security as a family unit and a glimmer of hope for their future?

We are constantly moved by the generosity and commitment of fellow Rotarians, their friends and associates here and around the world who support Disaster Aid Canada's humanitarian aid delivery - delivered by Rotarians to those most in need with accountability and dignity.

Disaster Aid Canada, together with our international Rotary partners continues to assist refugees in the Horn of Africa, especially the most at risk at a newly created camp.

At the time of writing, another two containers of Family Survival boxes are being delivered to house the frail and most at risk. The magnitude and complexity of this disaster is enormous with shelter, water, sanitation and food being the priorities.

With the support of fellow Rotarians, we will continue to assist and turn despair into hope.

We need your continued support ...

In our first twelve months of serving those most in need, deploying to Pakistan, the Sudan, Haiti and the Horn of Africa, and with a commitment to assist Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Belkys Lopez in the Sudan again, we need your help in replenishing our stocks. For a family that has lost everything, $750 buys the security of a home ... and an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Quite simply, the more Family Survival boxes we have in stock, the more families we assist in the Rotary spirit.

And please remember, Disaster Aid Canada really is the essence of Rotary service. As a project of the Rotary Club of Royal Oak (D5020) its members (and their families and friends) continue to provide a selfless, ongoing commitment - in so many ways - to this real 'Rotary Club' humanitarian project.

We welcome your contact to discuss how as Rotarians, we can help put smiles back onto so many faces through the delivery of our 'boxes of hope'.

 

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