Visit Disaster Aid Australia

After a break, due to COVID, Disaster Aid Australia are again hosting visits to their office, near Dandenong.

You can get an insight of how we have continued to deliver aid in spite of the COVID Pandemic.

The Experience

Demonstrating the SkyHydrant

During the visit you will:

  • Find out how Disaster Aid Australia manages its fundraising;
  • Understand how overseas operations are managed;
  • See how volunteers are trained, with examples of the aid provided;
  • Watch dirty water being transformed into clean safe drinking water with a SkyHydrant;
  • Enjoy a two course meal (vegetarian option available);
  • Hear why we developed ‘Smart Aid’;
  • Watch a short video detailing our recent aid responses.

Visitors Comments

Serving the meal

Some of the comments received from our visitors

  • “Until now we didn’t understand how much Disaster Aid Australia really achieves.”
  • “Seeing a SkyHydrant turn dirty water into drinking water was amazing!”
  • ‘An inspiring event with a great meal!”

More Information

Visits can be both during the day and in the evenings.

The cost is $20 including a meal.

Disaster AId Australia is located at 92, Doveton Ave, Eumemmerring, Victoria.

to make a booking and for further information contact us:

Last Chance for 2021-2021

We are fast approaching:

  • Rotary year end;
  • The end of the Australian tax year.

If your Rotary Club wants to disburse funds;

Or

If you want to reduce your Personal or Company Tax why not consider Disaster Aid Australia . . and help someone in a developing country?

Safe Water For Every Child

Our ‘Safe Water for Every Child projects are looking for support.

Bhutan installation

Currently projects are:

  • Bhutan with the initial major project nearing completion we are looking to supply safe water to smaller village Schools.
  • Bangsomoro Health and Peace project in the Philippines.
  • Mindanao Safe Water Project in the Philippines.

We are also looking to increase our involvement in Timor Leste in 2022-2023.

By sponsoring a school, or a community, your club could have a major international project helping hundreds of people.

Smart Aid

We want to be ready to respond to disasters with our smartaid.

This year Disaster Aid Australia, with our partners, has responded to:

Distributing aid in Dinagat Island after Typhoon Odette

If you would like to assist Disaster Aid Australia in continuing to support our cost effective aid you can donate by clicking on the link below:

DONATE

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

DAI Ukraine Response

As a member of Disaster Aid International (DAI) we are just one of the partners that is responding to the Ukraine Crisis

Disaster Aid Europe

DA Europe setting off again.

Disaster Aid Europe, based in Prague, as the closest partner to the Ukraine is providing the focus for many of the other partners.

They have been communicating with Ukraine Rotarians and Slovak Rotarians close to the Ukraine border to identify humanitarian needs.

Based on those needs they are purchasing and collecting relief goods and transporting them to the Ukraine.

Disaster Aid Australia

GEM Rapid Response Pack

Thanks to our generous supporters our Ukraine Appeal has raised over $36,000.

To date we have sent 3 SkyHydrants and transferred $10,000 to DA Europe.

At Easter one of our volunteers will be taking a further two SkyHydrant GEM Rapid Response Packs.

We will also be aranging for the purchase of a further $6,000 of humanitarian supplies to be delivered by DA Europe..

Disaster Aid USA

Disaster Aid USA has funded a Search and Rescue Team and co-funded an Ambulance for Kyiv.

They have also been supporting DA Europe with:

  • Sawyer, family sized, water filters;
  • Luminaid solar power units for light and phone charging
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Tents
  • Medical supplies.
  • Ready made Meals

Disaster Aid Canada

Disaster Aid Canada, with their founder the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, have raised $32,000.

To date they have shipped 50 tents to DA Europe, and are in dicussions about the most appropriate further aid.

Disaster Aid UK & Ireland

DART Team with generator

A DART team from DAUK & Ireland travelled to Suceava, Romania to asses the situation there.

Working with Romanian and Ukrainian Rotarians they plan to provide back-up generators for hospitals.

The first unit has been allocated to a hospital in Dnipro.

Ongoing care and continued use of the generators will be over-seen by local Rotarians.

If you would like to assist Disaster Aid Australia in continuing to support the Ukrainian people you can donate by clicking on the link below:

DONATE

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

Value for Money

Do you want to make sure that as much of the money you donate is actually delivered in Aid?

Many of our volunteers, also donate to Disaster Aid Australia, so we treat donated funds like our own money and are determined to provide good value.

These are some of the ways we control non-aid costs:

Staff Salary

Team members

Our normal total paid staff amount to 0.6 Full Time Equivalent (FTE)

With the income reduction during COVID this has been reduced to 0.4EFT.

All other duties, are carried out by volunteers.

Building Rent

As we are a project of the Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills they pay our rent.

This means none of the funds from your donations pay for our building.

Travel

By working with local partners wherever possible we limit the amount of travel.

Disaster Aid Australia will only pay for economy tickets.

Any upgrades are at the volunteers own cost.

Fundraising

All fund raising is by volunteers; Disaster Aid Australia does not pay professional fundrasing companies.

Marketing

To keep our supporters informed, and attract new supporters we need to market our aid programs.

Our marketing budget however is only 7% of our income.

Volunteers promoting DAA

This includes:

  • Promotional stands at Rotary Conferences.
  • Website costs;
  • Facebook advertising;
  • Newsletters;
  • Print advertising
  • Printed flyers.

Aid Delivery

With aid being delivered by volunteers, and local partners, there is no wages expenditure during our responses.

Balay Mindanaw team in Philippines installing a SkyHydrant

By purchasing as much aid equipment and materials as possible locally, shipping and storage costs are minimised.

We also expect the beneficiaries of our aid to help with the aid delivery.

In Conclusion

The majority of the money donated to Disaster Aid Australia is delivered as aid materials and equipment, to make a difference to peoples lives; rather than being swallowed up by other expenditure.

This low cost approach is the reason why can say “We Deliver Safe Water at a cost of $1 per person per year!”

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

You can donate to our low cost programs by clicking on the link below:

DONATE