Text of a letter sent to Rotary District Governors in Australia by Jenni Heenan, General Manager of Disaster Aid Australia.
Dear District Governors
As you are all aware, our friends in New Zealand have been faced with a catastrophic earthquake.
We at Disaster Aid Australia, together with our international partners Canada, USA, UK & Ireland, have been in contact with the New Zealand authorities and also PDG Stuart Batty of RNZWCS (Rotary New Zealand World Community Service) to offer our services in the form of our family survival packs, water systems and the services of our trained and qualified Rotarian volunteer DARTS (Disaster Aid Response Team members).
We have been advised that, at this stage, there is no requirement for assistance from Disaster Aid. We will keep you informed of any future developments.
Our thoughts and our prayers are with all those affected by this devastating disaster.