Typhoon Odette – Rebuilding

Three Emergency supply missions have now been carried out by our partner Balay Mindanaw over the past four weeks.

We are now looking to change our focus and provide support for rebuilding homes.

With an estimated 20,000 houses damaged or destroyed this is going to be a massive task

One positive is that in similar disasters we have been able to provide enough materials for people to repair or rebuild for $500.

Home rebuilt following a typhoon in 2020

Over the coming months we will be providing material grants for Balay Mindanaw to purchase timber, roofing sheets nails, together with tools such as hammers and saws.

If you would like to help the people of the Dinagat Island rebuild their homes click on the link below;

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Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

Typhoon Odette (Rai) Update

Dinagat Island

Our partner Balay Mindanaw has workers on Dinagat Island one of the most affected communities

The island has a population of 130,000.

Of the 22,000 houses in the entire province, it is estimated that 95% are damaged (about 20,000)

Reported Deaths: 15.

Food warehouses have been badly damaged.

Action to Date

Two Disaster Aid AUstralia SkyHydrants are currently providing thousands of litres of safe drinking water.

Balay Mindanaw supported by DAA, and others, are purchasing, and transporting from Mindano

  • Family sized packages of rice,
  • Tarpaulins for temporary repair of homes.

Other Areas of the Philippines

With over 375 dead and many more missing this has been one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines.

Supported by the Rotary Club of Pasig we have 7 SkyHydrants ready to ship to communities in Cebu City, Siargao, and Northern Bohol.

These will be shipped as soon as air freight space can be found.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia’s response to help the people of the Philippines click on the link below;

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Or you can make a ‘ Gift’ for our Christmas Appeal

Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

Dinagat Island Smashed.

As Typhoon Odette (Rai) made its first landfalls on the Philippines it hit the island of Dinagat.

The Island, province known for its pristine beaches is home to over 128,000 people.

Information from Dinagat Islands has been extremely limited as a result of the crippled power and telecommunication lines.

What we do know is thousands of homes have been flattened.

Our local partner Balay Mindanaw is today (Sunday) travelling to the island with Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrants to provide urgently needed safe drinking water.

They will also be assessing how they can deliver further assistance over the coming days with our assistance.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia’s response to help the people of Dinaget with Smart Aid click on the link below;

DONATE

Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

Solving ‘The Christmas Present’

Often people don’t know what to buy for Christmas presents!

Every year forgetable Christmas presents are delivered . . . and never see the light of day again.

The Alternative

This Christmas why not do something different this year and ask someone to share with you the gift of safe water to someone in a developing country?

Send your friends and relatives this link:

SAFE WATER FOR EVERY CHILD

They can make a donation in your name and help provide safe drinking water for a community or school, in a developing country.

Every $1 donated provides safe water for one person for a year.

Disaster Aid Australia will:

  • Provide a ‘Deductable Gift Tax Receipt’ to the donor.
  • Send a Thank You E-mail to the recipient noting the gift made in their name.
  • For gifts of $50 or more we will additionally post a personalised card to the recipient, recording the donation.

We also provide an option for you to receive our quarterly newsletter, so you can see our safe water projects delivered.

Every dollar makes a difference