You gave ... and we delivered
Courtesy of Rotary Down Under magazine - March 2011 Issue
By Ray Stewart Rotary Club of Narre Warren, Vic. Past Governor, District 9820
Dianne Holland, a member of the Rotary Club of Echuca-Moama, Vic, said goodbye to husband Chris and their five children and headed for Sudan in early December.
A trained Disaster Aid Australia response team member (known as DARTs), she met up with fellow DART Peter Clouting from Darwin for a couple of action-packed and exhausting weeks in Southern Sudan.
After travelling for a week, their task, with help from locals, was to erect 192 tents in nine village sites in the remote, hot and dusty Abyei area. The family survival packs with UN-approved tents, complete with basic necessities such as blankets, cooking pots and eating utensils, provided family homes for some of the 30,000 Sudanese refugees returning to their homeland for the secession election held last January. The refugees fled Sudan because of the wars in which their homes and possessions were destroyed.