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Among all of the wonderful donors who have supported the relief efforts in the Bahamas there have also been several major gifts in of $1,000.00 and more from Major Donors. Along with anonymous donations of $2,500.00, $5,000.00 and $10,000.00 there were over a dozen donations of $1,000.00 including the Mark Isfeld Interact Club of Courtney B.C.
Some other donations that stand out are a donation of $2,500.00 from Mr. and Mrs. Graham Cooke of West Vancouver, a donation of $3,000.00 from the Rotary Club of Parksville, a Donation of $7,400.00 from the 4 Rotary Clubs of Richmond B.C. and a donation of $2,200.00 from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith B.C.
I would like to thank all of the people who made such generous donations no matter how large the amount. Your donations have made the lives of the victims of Hurricane Dorian a little more tolerable in a challenging time.
Gerry Beltgens, Executive Director
Disaster Aid Canada
Courtney Interact Club donates $1,000.00 to help with Bahamas Relief
Email provided by School Counsellor Debra Long
I thought I would include the mission statement of our Interact Club.
"The Mark Isfeld Interact Club empowers youth to create change within our local and global communities.  We are dedicate to improving educational opportunities and the well-being of young people.  We put the act in Interact."
Multiple Earthquakes Shake Mindanao - October 21, 2019

A 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake hit the Southern Philippine Island of Mindanao on the evening of the 16th October. Several severe aftershocks and hundreds of smaller shocks have also shaken the island over the following days. The epicenter was between Makilala and Tulunan, North Cotabato. In the surrounding area thousands of families have had to be evacuated from damaged and destroyed homes. Hospitals, schools and other public building have also been severely damaged.
Disaster Aid Australia is providing financial support to our local partner, the Balay Mindanao Peace Foundation as they work to help families whose homes have been lost, or severely damaged. Disaster Aid Canada is in contact with DA Australia to see if we can help.
Donations can be made through Disaster Aid Australia - https://www.disasteraidaustralia.org.au/donate/ and specify Mindanao
Disaster Aid Canada and the 2019 Bahamas Relief Effort 
When the call came from the Bahamas to send aid, Disaster Aid Canada sent 101 tents, 300 bed packs and over 15,000 hygiene items, virtually clearing out our inventory. To stay ahead of the next disaster we need to restock supplies. Money raised now pays to replace the inventory that was sent to the Bahamas and helps prepare us for the next emergency. 


15th October 2019               For Immediate Release

Disaster Aid International (DAI) is Now an Official Collaborative Organization of Rotary International

Today we are proud to announce DAI has achieved official Collaborative Organization status with Rotary International marking a major milestone in the journey of Disaster Aid International country partners around the world. (https://www.rotary.org/en/collaborating-organizations)

We are happy to announce that Disaster Aid Canada (DAC) and Soap for Hope (SfH) have been so successful that they have become two non-profits instead of one. The decision was made to align the mission, vision, and purpose of both these programs. 
This is where your donation dollars are going!
Thank you to all of the people who donated. Your support means so much. Now we will follow up and find out how we can improve even more.
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