Disaster Aid Australia (DAA), a Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills project, has become an Australia-wide project and is now moving internationally with activities in UK and USA.

DAA are providers and distributors of Family Survival Packs to wherever needed around the world.  Survivors of recent catastrophes - tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons, floods - have been assisted through these packs, costing $800 each. Packs are well thought out and well-constructed. They can make a life-saving difference in disaster situations.

Our club contributes financially for ongoing pack funding.  The following is an extract from DAA’s website:

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’s rucksacks (with books and pencils), mosquito nets and other useful items, our packs help rebuild broken lives.

Just $800 pays for a Family Survival Pack.