International Development and Disaster Relief
together we can change lives
Rotary New Zealand assists its partners in providing support to those living in poverty or affected by natural disasters. Our goal is to create sustainable outcomes - in the form of a hand up rather than a handout.
Join us in our efforts to relieve suffering and poverty in developing countries. Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, is at the heart of everything we do.
Disaster relief. When our Pacific neighbours require immediate assistance following a cyclone, tsunami or earthquake, we distribute Emergency Response Kits. Once the initial response has passed, we help local people rebuild their lives. This might involve repairing homes, schools and hospitals, restoring water supplies and sanitation, and so on.
International development. We assist struggling communities make long-lasting improvements to their economic and social circumstances. We provide funding, project management expertise and experienced mentors to build capacity in affected communities so that they can become self-sufficient.
Emergency Response Kits
People can lose everything, including loved ones, when disaster strikes. You can help in a practical way. Help survivors get through the first days by providing Emergency Response Kits. Kits contain basic equipment so that a family can construct a simple shelter and clothe themselves. There are essentials such as tools, toiletries, first aid supplies and household items.
Help us create a polio-free world. All children including those in challenging environments need the vaccine to protect them from this paralysing and potentially fatal disease. Rotary and its partners have been working to eradicate polio for 30 years. While the incidence of polio has plummeted by 99.9%, we must sustain the progress until transmission stops. Please mark World Polio Day, 24th October, with your gift.
It’s all about teamwork. Without your generosity, partner projects in developing countries cannot be funded. But it takes more than money to really change lives. It takes compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves, expertise in many areas, stewardship, mentoring, capacity building and a can-do attitude – all of which we are able and keen to facilitate.
Working with Civil Defence and other agencies in the Pacific, Rotary New Zealand provides rapid response when there are humanitarian crises such as the devastating floods in Fiji. Donations help us provide Emergency Response Kits and other basic needs. We also support and work with our partners in the recovery phase.
Gift Cards Launched to Help Pacific Neighbours
When disaster strikes in the Pacific, our Rotary Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) are in hot demand. When Cyclone Winston hit Fiji last season, we distributed over 1000 Kits to families who needed shelter, bedding, tools, medical supplies and other absolute essentials to survive.
During the crisis, Rotarians and other donors began asking whether we had gift cards. They told us they wanted to be able to gift a Kit or some of its contents to a friend or loved one as a wedding, anniversary, birthday or memorial present. We responded immediately and can now offer gift cards to our donors.
How does it work? Make your donation to our Emergency Response Kit cause on this page, then send us an email with the name and address of the recipient and amount you have donated. We will post a gift card to your friend or family member on your behalf.
As a Registered Agency for Charitable Services CC26860, your donation qualifies for a tax credit. Thank you for your generosity.
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NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
New Zealand was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake at 12.02 am on 14 November 2016. Fortunately, major damage to communities was limited to Kaikoura and surrounding districts.
Kaikoura, a coastal tourist town, is situated 180 km north of Christchurch and has a population of approximately 2000.
Following inquiries from within New Zealand and overseas, a New Zealand Earthquake Appeal has been set up.
Rotary New Zealand will be working with the New Zealand Disaster Relief Forum to provide any support that is called for. Any specific concerns as to the welfare of people, please contact email@example.com
Kaikoura and surrounding districts which are in District 9970 do not have a Rotary club.
Appeal funds will be allocated and distributed to community activities to help with the earthquake recovery. They will be approved by District Governor 9970.
Rotary New Zealand asks Rotarians and members of the public to please donate to the New Zealand Earthquake Appeal.
Donate to Disaster Relief on this page using Activity Number 999, via internet banking to account 03 1702 0192208 01 Swift Code WPACNZ2W IBAN Code 031702, via givealittle or by sending a cheque to RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand), P O Box 20309, Christchurch 8543. Thank you.