Over the past two weeks the horrific extent of India’s COVID crisis has been brought into sharp relief
As at the 5th May reported new cases exceeds 400,000 per day.
Since the Pandemic began 230,000 deaths have been recorded with the official estimates being almost 4,000 deaths every day.
Due to the extreme pressure being placed on the Indian Health services, and many people dying before they can be diagnosed, it is believed that the actual cases and deaths are many times higher than the official figures.
Disaster Aid’s Smart Aid Response
Disaster Aid Australia as a small Rotary based charity aim to work with partners to make a real difference to smaller communities that might otherwise miss out on support.
With the end of the Tax Year and the Rotary Year coming quickly we would like to remind potential supporters of how Disaster Aid Australia continues to have a cost effective impact.
Delivery Through the Pandemic
Although the pandemic has made the delivery of international aid difficult, our network of trusted partners has meant we have continued to deliver.
The video below gives an appreciation of our activities.
How We Minimise Costs
The Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills provides support to this club project by meeting the office rent, in addition to donating to our projects.
A very large part of the administration, marketing, and aid delivery work is carried out by volunteers with over 2,000 hours a year being donated to the organisation. (Only 0.6 full time equivalen paid staff)
We train local people in the countries where we work, which limits the amount of travel we have to fund.
We buy aid materials in country rather than pay high freight costs.
This means that the percentage of donations spent on aid is maximised.
We deliver ‘Safe Water for Every Child‘ for less than $1 /per person/year.
Our ‘SmartAid‘ provides enough materials for affected people to rebuild their homes for $1,000.
If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to deliver cost effective international aid you can donate at the link below;