COVID -19 Caught Communities by Surprise.

The humanitarian and economic impact will be devastating. However that is the case with most disasters.

What can organisations like Rotary do to help their own Communities be better prepared for Disasters?

 
 
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No Community is Immune to Disaster

As recent Pandemics, Forest Fires, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes have shown us, all communities need to be prepared. While government help will eventually be available it is essential to be prepared for at least 72 hours and in many cases much more.
 

Online Disaster Aid Presentation

Disaster Aid Canada is able to provide a presentation via Zoom about Disaster Aid Canada, how we operate and our experience and lessons from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and the Bushfires in Australia. If your Club is interested in having Gerry Beltgens, DAC Executive Director provide a Zoom based presentation online please contact us at info@disasteraid.ca.

How We Can Respond

TENTS FOR COVID-19 SERVICE PROVIDERS & HOMELESS FAMILIES
We have large tents available that are perfect for housing a Medical Triage or First Aid Facility. Tents are 260 sq ft. have 4 rooms (3 small and a large foyer). They can also house a homeless family. See below for more information.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KITS
Rotary Clubs and other organisations can help communities with their emergency preparedness programs. All communities in Canada either have an Emergency Response plan or are working on one. Rotary Clubs have the ability to be proactive participants in that process. Many Organisations can access Community Gaming and other Grants. Rotary Clubs can access District Grants or access other sources. See below for more information.
 
If you are interested in working with Disaster Aid Canada to support Emergency Preparedness in your community you can reach us at info@disasteraid.ca. We will use this page to help create access to resources.
 
TENTS FOR COVID-19 SERVICE PROVIDERS & HOMELESS FAMILIES
We have large tents available that are perfect for housing a Medical Triage or First Aid Facility. Tents are 260 sq ft. and have 4 user configurable rooms (3 small and a large foyer). They can also house a homeless family. Tents are $600.00. Click here for tent details
 
PROCESS: Your Organisation donates the money to DAC and DAC will then donate the tent(s) to the appropriate organisation in your name. Click here for more information and to Donate
 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KITS
We have complete Emergency Preparedness Kits available including tents, tools, cooking equipment comfort supplies and more that can be donated to your community for their Emergency Preparedness Program.
 
COST: A complete standard kit is available for a $1,000.00 donation to Disaster Aid Canada plus shipping costs. (Kit prices will be going up soon due to increased costs)
ROTARY CLUBS DONATE KITS
The Rotary Club of Sooke, BC has provided 13 Emergency Preparedness Kits to their community and the Rotary Club of Ladysmith has received funding for 5 kits that will be donated as soon as possible. Rotary District and BC Gaming Grants were used to contribute to the funds.
 
PROCESS: Your Organisation donates the money to DAC and DAC will then donate the Kit(s) to the appropriate organisation you choose in your name. Contact us at admin@disasteraid.ca for more information