International Peace Day 21st Sept

This week as a Rotary based organisation we are marking International Peace Day.

Peace, and Confict Resolution is one of Rotary International’s Seven Areas of Focus.

What Disaster Aid Australia Is Doing To Help Peace

In 2017 during the Marawi Crisis in the Philippines we worked with our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw to assist people displaced during the armed conflict.

We provided tents and SkyHydrants to keep people safe during the six months of fighting.

Balay Mindanaw have continued building peace in the Bangsamoro regions of Mindanao by improving the conditions of rural communities.

One of the key improvements has been, better health due to the provision of safe drinking water through our ‘Safe Water for Every Child‘ program.

This year the Board of DAA has chosen to commence the Bangsamoro Health and Peace Project.

The aim is to provide at least five communities a year with safe water for the next five years.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia build peace in developing countries you can help provide safe water in the Philippines, then click on the link below;

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

100% Aid Delivered In 2020-2021

In the financial year, which has just closed, Disaster Aid Australia delivered $240,661 in international aid to developing countries.

This was slightly over our annual income for the year of $239,144 (which was down approximately 30% from our pre COVID income).

The result is due to the DAA Board deciding in June 2020 that the COVID 19 Pandemic was a ‘Disaster‘ and many of the developing countries, which we help, would be hit harder than Australia.

Accordingly a considerable portion of the financial reserves that enable us to respond to disasters has been used over the past 12 months.

This 3 minute video shows photographs of the many aid projects we have assisted in the last 12 months.

With the pandemic travel restrictions we have only been able to deliver this aid due to the strong partnerships we have built up since DAA was founded in 2010.

Our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw was also able to build links with the following Rotary Clubs during the Typhoon Goni response: RC of Pasig, RC of Legaspi North, and RC of West Cagayan de Oro.

We also wish to thank: Rotary Clubs, individuals, and companies around Australia for their continuing support of DAA in what has been a difficult year.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia in 2021-2022 continue to help developing countries with ‘Smart Aid’ and ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects click on the link below;

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

A Hand Up (At Tax Time)

2020 and 2021 has been a tough time for Australia. . . . but it been even tougher for many in developing countries in our region.

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

As well as the COVID- 19 pandemic they have had to deal with issues such as no access to safe drinking water.

With hospitals full of COVID patients those with water borne diseases have found it almost impossible to have treatment.

This makes our Safe Water for Every Child Program even more vital in protecting health.

DAA’s SmartAid helps people recover from major disasters when what little money they have has been exhausted during lockdowns.

Not A Hand Out

The international aid we deliver is based on delivering a Hand Up, not a Hand Out.

We provide SkyHydrant Filters. . . . but expect the local people to provide a suitable building and participate in the construction.

We buy materials, and provide advice but the recipients are expected to organise the repair and rebuilding of their homes themselves.

This approach means that we provide Great Value for every dollar donated.

If you can help our international neighbours in these tough times click on the link below;

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

Thanks To Rotary Clubs

Disaster Aid Australia is only able to continue delivering aid thanks to the dedication of Rotarians around Australia.

To show the effort that many clubs go to raise funds we are featuring the Rotary Club of Dromana

The Club, located on the Mornington Peninsua in Victoria, runs a monthly community market.

Every month their stand features DAA and our SkyHydrant Projects.

Dromana is just one of many clubs that help us by seeking donations, and/or providing a grant from their fundraising activities.

Our founding Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills pays our office rent, which means that more money from outside donations can go to aid

Next time you contribute to a fundraiser, or buy a sausage at Bunnings you might be helping DAA deliver Safe Water for Every Child or SmartAid following a disaster, or the COVID pandemic.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia directly click on the link below;

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