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.
We need your help to create a polio-free world. Your donation helps us vaccinate children. For 27 years Rotary has worked with its partners to wipe out this highly infectious and crippling disease but there are still children who remain unprotected. As long as one child remains infected with the virus, children everywhere are at risk. Help us immunise children now.
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.
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In consultation with District Governor Willard Martin (9920), President Neil Jenkin (RC Nuku’alofa) we are asking Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and the public to donate to an appeal set up by RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand) in response to Rotary’s response to Cyclone Ian that devastated the islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u in Tonga on 11 January 2014.
The appeal money will be used for either of the following:
1. To ensure the re-establishment of the livelihoods of up to 431 households affected by Cyclone Ian on the islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u and the rehabilitation of land where crops have been destroyed and to provide the necessary materials and tools to help families restore their agricultural activities. Rotary New Zealand has received a grant of $124,330 from the New Zealand Government's Disaster Response Partnership Fund towards this activity and will contribute a further $30,000 from donations received.
2. To replace 289 prepositioned Emergency Response Kits (ERK’s) that have been distributed to families. Each kit has an estimated value of $600 – total $173,400. Rotary members in Tonga assisted in needs assessment and distribution.
3. To provide supplies of books and materials to schools on the islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u who have suffered major loss to their infrastructure.
Please mark all donations “Cyclone Ian” and send to:
RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand)
PO Box 20309
or through internet banking 03 1702 0192208 01
or via other payment options on our website www.rnzwcs.org