Disaster Aid USA Domestic Response Team in District 6190 responded Easter Sunday to a Tornado that ripped thru Monroe and West Monroe Louisiana.
Before the tornado
After the Tornado
Even with the Covid 19 Virus they knew their neighbors needed help.
They contacted local police and first responders with the their team capabilities and their DA USA Response Trailer's equipment and were put to work clearing roads with their Chainsaws.
They continued working in following days clearing downed trees in neighborhoods and areas of need tasked by the local Emergency Operations Centres.
Service above self means just that.
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.