Disaster Aid Canada
Ladysmith Fire Rescue
330 6 Ave
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1S4
The Rotary Club of Ladysmith and the LSS Interact Club will be presenting 5 Emergency Preparedness Kits from Disaster Aid Canada to Fire Chief Chris Geiger and Ladysmith Search and Rescue. The event will be held in front of the Fire Hall on Friday June 12 at 1:30 pm.
Members of each organisation are invited to attend. Please bring masks and maintain your distance when attending.
Providing the Emergency Preparedness Kits is a project of the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, the Ladysmith Senior Secondary Interact Club and funded in part by a BC Gaming Grant. It was inspired by a project of the Rotary Club of Sooke in partnership with the Sooke Emergency Services groups and with Disaster Aid Canada. Contents of each Emergency Preparedness Kit includes a 260 sq ft 3 room tent, solar lanterns, water filtration kits, tools, cooking equipment, comfort supplies and much more. Please see the attachments.
Disaster Aid Canada (DAC) is an organisation sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladysmith and supported by Rotary Clubs across Canada. DAC is managed and governed by Rotarians, is a registered Canadian Charity and a Member of Disaster Aid International, an association of Disaster Response organisations around the world. Disaster Aid International is an official Collaborative Organisation of Rotary International.
DAC has recently moved it's operations from Victoria to Ladysmith. Emergency supplies and tents will stored in Ladysmith as it is an economical, central location with quick access to transportation, airport and ferries. Over 100 tents will be stored in Ladysmith for international and domestic relief programs. Current DAC projects include: Relief for flood victims in Fort McMurray and a Covid -19 food and PPE relief program for marginalized Mayans in Guatemala, other recent project include a relief program for bushfire victims in Australia and shelter and comfort supplies for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
For more information visit https://disasteraid.ca/