Proceeds from Aussie Pride badges go towards “Family Survival Packs”, for people facing homelessness in disaster areas of earthquake, tsunami and bushfire.
A Family Survival Pack provides a family with the basic tools to rebuild their lives. All products contained in our box meet and exceed UN and Sphere standards and have innovative differences.
For ease of transport and manoeuvrability, the box has wheels and a handle. Its capacity is 190 litres, with the lid serving as a carpenter’s workbench with two 2″x4″ saw grooves, and is completed with a tool holder.
Inside the box is a range of support items, most importantly, the Disaster Aid tent which is the largest humanitarian aid tent available. And best of all, it is inter-connectable. Simply, we can erect a four classroom school for up to eighty school children; assist with a first aid tent; erect a community centre – the deliverables are many and varied dependent on the need of those we serve.
Filled with blankets, water containers, cooking utensils, a stove, pots, pans, children rucksacks (with books and pencils), mosquito nets and other useful items, our packs help rebuild broken lives.
About Disaster Aid Australia
We deliver innovative Australian-based humanitarian aid packages to people in developing countries who have suffered loss following natural or other disasters. Specifically, we provide families in desperate need with shelter, materials, water and light – and a new start within their communities, with hope and dignity.
We have changed our methods of delivery and methods over the years. For instance, our volunteer, mostly Rotarian DARTs (Disaster Aid Response Team members), work in affected areas with local people (including Rotary clubs, government agencies and NGOs) establishing what they most need.
We effectively operate as project managers in disaster relief and rebuilding. And that often creates local employment opportunities too.
Needs vary in differing countries following differing disaster events.
Typhoon Nona – December 2015
This year our disaster aid project has been focused on helping our friends on Ticao Island in the province of Masbate in the Philippines. Our medical mission was conducted in this very poor area during 2014.