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helping people everywhere 

 

Mission:  to provide and assist in delivering humanitarian aid, shelter and sustainable 

                     water systems to people affected by natural and other disasters.

                     


May 2015


Disaster Relief Kits and tents have left for Nepal

The concern and willingness to help the people of Nepal during this time has been remarkable.  We have received many phone calls and emails asking how Disaster Aid Canada is responding to this disaster. It is because of all the individuals and Rotary Clubs that have generously donated to help, that we were able to make our first shipment to Nepal. This shipment was packed and put on pallets on Saturday, it was taken to Vancouver on Sunday and was put on a plane today (May 11th) for Kathmandu.  These critical supplies will be brought to a remote mountain village called Tindhara. There are 200 families that lives here. 98% of their homes were destroyed and 34 people lost their lives.  We are working very closely with Compassionate Resource Warehouse and will continue to send supplies to this village.  Plans for a 2nd shipment within 2 weeks is being planned.   


Disaster Aid Canada is able to do this important work only with your support!! Here are a few ways people have been supporting this disaster by planning their own fundraisers.  

Albert College in Ontario

The students at this school were inspired to help those that had experienced the earthquake in Nepal.  Quickly, these 3 students ran a "dress down" for donations (as they usually wear uniforms at this school). Additionally, one student did a presentation on Nepal, showing pictures taken a few months back when her sister was there.  Great work and heart warming that people of all ages want to help.



Jean Young at Arbutus Lifestyles, Qualicum Beach

Jean Young and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise to present a challenge to local business owners.  The challenge is to set aside $5.00 a day for 30 days and match Jean's contribution of $150.  Thank you Jean for initiating this wonderful fundraiser in your area.



Rotary Club of Fort Erie


The Rotary Club of Fort Erie will be hosting a LobsterFest on May 23rd. This is to support the Relief efforts in Nepal by Disaster Aid Canada.
Thank you for hosting this event!






Exceptional Rotary Efforts


There are many, many Rotary Clubs and individuals that have reached out and want to help. Special mention to the Rotary Club of North Delta, the Rotary Club of Invermere and the Rotary Club of Montague.





Tindhara in Nepal needs more help! Families are waiting for shelter, warmth and water filtration systems before the monsoons arrive in 2 months. Please donate what you can.  This next shipment needs to go out as soon as possible. 

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An assembly line of Disaster Relief Kts
Filling Kits



Many volunteers have been working to fill the Disaster Relief Kits.  We thank everyone that has helped to make this first shipment possible. We also could not have done this without the amazing volunteers at Compassionate Resource Warehouse. It has been great teamwork and we are thankful to work with each of you.











All packed and ready to go!


















Being unloaded in Vancouver before boarding the plane

By making a donation for a Disaster Relief Kit (a Kit for a family of 10 costs $750), you are providing the people of Tindhara, that have lost everything, with a 3 room tent and Disaster Relief Kit. 

The first shipment of Disaster Relief Kits has been sent by plane. The second shipment of humanitarian supplies is being packed. Please don't' delay....act NOW!
DAC Tent

An update on Vanuatu

Kits in the Container
A fully packed Container





























Working together to help Tanna Island
Last week all our hard work was finalized as the container for Tanna Island was packed.  This was a joint venture with Compassionate Resource Warehouse, ViVA, Pacific People's Partnership and the William's family to provide a 20 ft container full of necessary supplies to the people on Tanna Island and the hospital. To Disaster Aid Canada, this was such a good example of  how more can be done when people work together.

Dropping off donated items
On Saturday, April 25th - We joined
C ompassionate Resource Warehouse outside Lumber World to collect donations of goods or funds for Vanuatu. Many volunteers showed up as well as members from the groups that were working to help on Tanna Island.  
Volunteers from ViVA and a donor bringing tools
 












Dodd's Furniture and Mattress lent a large moving truck and over half was filled by donations from the generous people of Victoria. 

Thank you to everyone one that brought down some of the requested items.




Working with Pacific People's Partnership, ViVA, the William's Family and Pearson College, we were able to throw an evening of food, drinks, entertainment and silent auction items - all for the benefit of Vanuatu. The evening was fantastic (and sold out). The guests enjoyed the music and dancing from the students of Pearson College,  Pearls of the South Pacific and Tradewinds.  Many people were able to speak about their experiences in Vanuatu which made this event more intimate and confirmed that we were all there to help. It was a very successful event in spirit and funds raised.







Packing and Loading Day
Packing medical supplies
Items donated for Tanna






















Everyone helping to load the container

More Tents
Handmade Teddy Bears for the kids on Tanna























How we help in our Community 

Disaster Aid Canada and the Soap for Hope program supplies our local shelters with their hygiene products as well as including soap and shampoo in every overseas shipment we do. 

We would like to give special thanks to some middle schools that have been busy doing their own fundraisers; either for the Soap for Hope program or some of our projects.  

Monterey Middle School had a bake sale and then put together Hygiene bags for the women at the Sandy Merriman Shelter. A cheque from their fundraiser will be presented to Disaster Aid Canada and the Hygiene bags will be presented to the Director at te Sandy Merriman Shelter this Wednesday. 

Arbutus Middle School had two freezie sales in order to raise money for Disaster Aid Canada. They also put together hygiene packs for the 100 + 
drop-in clients at the Rock Bay Shelter.

Lansdowne Middle School worked to collect items for kids in Vanuatu. These boxes were added to the container.

Christ Church Cathedral School also collected children's items and soccer balls for the kids in Vanuatu.


A new way of making a Donation


begiving is a new way for people to make a donation. Simply list an item you are no longer using on UsedVictoria.com and choose to donate that money to Disaster Aid Canada.  The proceeds of the sale go to Disaster Aid Canada and you get a tax receipt.

Here is the link to our page: Disaster Aid Canada on begiving.ca
 Disaster Aid Canada now has a charitable account set up at the Bottle Dep ot.  It is as easy as  taking your empty bottles to the Bottle Depot (4261 Glanford Avenue, 655 Queens Avenue, 3961 Quadra Street). It is important to tell the cashier at the beginning of the transaction that the bottles are being donated to Disaster Aid Canada. Each month a cheque is sent to Disaster Aid Canada with any bottle money that has been designated for us.







If you are looking to get rid of a used car, Donate-A-Car will pick up your vehicle, sell or recycle your car, then send the charity of your choice a cheque and you a tax receipt.
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Sincerely,



 

C. Anne McIntyre
Executive Director, Disaster Aid Canada
anne@disasteraid.ca

(250) 595-5974
 

 

426 William Street, 

Victoria  BC,   V9A 3Y9 

How to donate:

 

Visit our website

Click on the 

Donate Now  button on the Disaster Aid Canada website.  This goes through Canada Helps
 

 

 

 Use your Credit Card

Call our office at

(250) 595-5974 or

1-800-677 0990 to use your VISA or MasterCard. 

 

 

Mail a cheque 

Our address is:

426 William Street

Victoria, BC  V9A 3Y9

 

Make an automatic monthly donation

This can be set up through www.canadahelps.org contact our office for more information.

 

Our tax number is 

85592 2704 R0001


Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20 or more.

 

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Our Rotary Clubs supporters:

Abbotsford


Abbotsford -Sumas
 
 
Armstrong 
 

Barrie - Huronia
 
 
Calgary Centenial
 
 
Campbell River
 
 
Campbell River Daybreak
 
 
Chilliwack
 
 
Colwood
 
 
Dunville


Edmonton Southeast


Fort Erie


Fort Erie - Rotary Roses


Huntsville


Invermere


Ladysmith


Lantzville


Medicine Hat


Medicine Hat Sunrise


Mississauga West


Montague


Morinville


Mystic


Nanaimo


Nanaimo Daybreak


North Delta


Oak Bay


Orillia


Parksville AM

 
Port Hardy

 
Port McNeill


Qualicum Beach Sunrise

 
Richmond Sunrise

 
Rocky Mountain House


Royal Oak Centennial


Saanich


St. Catherine South


Saltspring

 
Sarnia-Lampton (After Hours)

 
Sedro-Woolley


Sidney


Sooke

 
Spruce Grove


Uxbridge

Note: There are also many individuals from Rotary Clubs that have supported the work that Disaster Aid Canada does. 


Thank you for your generosity!



Did you know:
If you haven't donated to a charity since 2007, you could be eligible for the First Time Donor's Super Credit. This is an extra 25% when you claim your charitable donation tax credit. 
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