Today we are proud to announce DAI has achieved official Collaborative Organization status with Rotary International marking a major milestone in the journey of Disaster Aid International country partners around the world. (https://www.rotary.org/en/collaborating-organizations)
Disaster Aid International (DAI) was formed in 2010 with Disaster Aid partners in Australia, Canada, USA and the UK & Ireland.
Disaster Aid International’s mission is to provide relief to help rebuild communities in disaster hit areas anywhere in the world, primarily in the form of temporary shelter, home repair kits and water filtration systems or other non-food aid.
Our Rotary affiliations around the world allows us to coordinate and access areas after a disaster by utilizing the best of local knowledge and resources to assess the situation on-the-ground and customize our ‘Smartaid’ response.
At the heart of ‘Smartaid’ is the involvement of local resource partners especially Rotary clubs and the community to ensure that the aid provided:
thereby partnering the community as 'A Resource Not Victims' and ‘Giving a hand up, not a handout’.
Disaster Aid International country partners around the world align to the Rotary six areas of focus and may actively be involved with the assessment and installation of clean water filtration systems.
Presently our global Disaster AId International country partners are;
Our Disaster Aid country partners are either registered charities, societies or entities within their respective Rotary Clubs, Districts or Countries.
To find out how Disaster Aid International may be able to assist your local Rotary Club projects, please contact the undersigned or the Disaster Aid International organization nearest to you.
Chairman Disaster Aid International 2019/20
Past President Rotary Club of Bandar Utama, D3300 Malaysia
Tropical Depression Imelda has hit Texas with major flooding affecting the south east of the state.
Thousands need to be rescued with roads turning into rivers.
Disaster Aid USA already involved with a response to Hurricane Dorian in Grand Bahama are also responding to this disaster.
A rescue and response boat is currently deployed
Domestic Response Trailers are also on standby, ready to be be brought in as the flood waters subside.
With Hurricane Dorian finally moving away from Grand Bahama the devastation is clear to see.
The Rotary Club of Nassua has been erecting pre-positioned Disaster Aid Tents and Family Survival Packs.
The tents have been erected close to the Odessy Airport to house evacuees from other islands.
DARTs from Disaster Aid USA will be arriving today (Monday 9th Sept) with Sawyer Water Filters.
Further filters will be arriiving in the following days together with tarpaulins for temporary repair of homes.
The following Disaster Aid partners are involved in the response;
Check the above links to keep updated, and support their work to help those affected by this terrible storm.
Hurricane Dorian continues to devastate Grand Bahama Island with fierce winds.
The storm is slowly moving towards Florida and the Carolinas
In its path of devastation it has flooded many homes with storm surges raising sea levels by 4-5 m.
At least five lives have been lost including an 8-year-old boy.
The Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said many homes, businesses and other buildings have been completely or partially destroyed
Dorian, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds is expected to begin to close on Florida Tuesday night through Wednesday evening.
It should pass very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday.
Disaster Aid USA is preparing for DARTs to deploy to Grand Bahama as soon as possible.
Disaster Aid USA has also been moving teams into the areas of the USA that have the potential to be affected.