Rotary Clubs from all over the World stepping up to help in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Rotary Clubs from all over the World stepping up to help in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Phillpines Typhoon Aid

Thousands of Rotary clubs from all over the world set up special funds and began collecting donations and supplies that have arrived and keep arriving up to today, to help thousands of Filipino families affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Apart from contributing to ShelterBox, the international disaster response charity that is Rotary’s project partner for disaster relief,  Rotary Clubs have also pursued other venues, such as local fund-raisers, food and supply drives, or giving to other established relief agencies, such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent and the World Food Programme.

Rotary Clubs within the Philippines have contributed in the measure of their possibilities to mitigate the terrible consequences of the Typhoon in the disaster areas. Some updates can be found at the Facebook Pages of the Rotary International District 3860, the Rotary Club of Tacloban and many others linked from those outlets.

We’d like to take the opportunity to at least mention and thank all Rotary Clubs that have mobilized their resources to help in the aftermath of the disaster. Below you can see a very small list with some of the Rotary Clubs from outside the Philippines that have contacted us to offer their help or that have made news for their contributions in the relief efforts.  Chances are that your Club has probably helped in one way or another and isn’t listed here, but if you write us a note we’d love to hear about your efforts. Please leave us a comment here or at our Facebook Page. Thank you.

  • Agora
  • Alicante
  • Brooksville
  • Caduceus
  • Carleton Place
  • Cefn Sidan
  • Chestfield
  • Colombo Mid Town
  • Colwall
  • Conceição das Alagoas
  • Cranford
  • Des Moines
  • Dorset
  • Edinburgh
  • Esperance Bay
  • Fairfield
  • Falkenberg Kattegatt
  • Frome Selwood
  • Hagerstown
  • Harborough
  • Harleston
  • Haverhill
  • Houilles Bezons Sartrouville
  • Hythe
  • Ironbridge
  • Johnstown
  • Kachemak Bay
  • Kamloops Daybreak
  • Kelowna Ogopogo
  • Knutsford
  • Mahebourg
  • Mallorca
  • Market Weighton
  • Mayflower
  • Menomonie
  • Mississippi Mills
  • Montceau
  • Mount Airy
  • Murray
  • Olmue
  • Oswestry
  • Patong Beach
  • Preston
  • Rappahannock
  • Red Hook
  • Redwood City
  • Rothesay
  • Roxbury
  • Samir
  • San Diego North
  • Santa Catarina
  • Semarang
  • Shawbury
  • Soldotna
  • Sovereign Harbour
  • Stortford
  • Stourbridge
  • Telford Centre
  • Torquay
  • Tournai Haut Escaut
  • Victor Harbor
  • Warrnam-bool
  • Waterside
  • Wellington
  • Wem
  • West Seattle
  • Windsor-St. Clair
  • Winnipeg
  • Wrekin
  • Yate
  • Zaragoza

 

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Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal

Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal

Typhoon Haiyan ShelterBox

Following last month’s earthquake and Friday’s Typhoon Haiyan, ShelterBox has already deployed all its aid pre-positioned at the former US air base at Clark on Luzon island.

With more response teams arriving in the coming days, ShelterBox is now assessing the need to call on other stock held at Dubai, at Subang near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Melbourne in Australia and ait its Cornwall HQ in Helston.

Having weathered the storm on Bohol island, ShelterBox Response Team member Mark Dyer is now busy with colleagues helping local people and organisations to cope with the aftermath. He says, ‘Many people on Bohol were already living in tented structures, and away from their usual homes, after the earthquake. We had been setting up camps and putting people back on their own property.’

‘When we knew the typhoon was coming we advised people to lower the tents before the storm. So we are now going back to help people put these tents back up, so they will at least have places to live for the next few weeks.’

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The first shipments of emergency assistance have started to arrive to the affected areas, with aid agencies warning the extent of the devastation wreaked by the Typhoon have severely hampered the logistics of bringing vital shelter, food or clean water to the millions affected.

The ShelterBox is a simple and effective solution in disaster response. It delivers the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, such as the terrible aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Each box contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, groundsheets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

whats in the shelterbox

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Bohol Relief Mission

Bohol Relief Mission

Bohol Relief Mission

A day after the October 15 – 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol and the Visayas, Rotary District 3860 was able to send a C130 plane load of relief goods.

Kudos to RC Mactan who spearhead the gathering of goods – Thanks to PAG Maita Manglapus and the support of her family and club members.

The first C130 ride (short 20 minutes trip) carried 100 boxes of Sunpride Products and 50 boxes of 1 liter (20 bottles per box) thanks to Rotarian Bong Castillo of RC Cebu and the RC Cebu West for the water. There were other goods from other sources.

More Info:
https://www.facebook.com/Toto.Cupin/media_set?set=a.10202150404352071.1073741873.1547415573&type=1

The BAGyo Project

The BAGyo Project

Red Cross Volunteers

The Rotary Club of Manila Magic (3810) together with the Rotaract Club of Subang (RID3300, Malaysia), Rotaract Club of Manila (RID3810, Philippines),ROTARACT CLUB of MAKATI (RID3830, Philippines), and Rotaract San Pedro East (RID 3820, Philippines) distributed 50 disaster preparedness bags to the 50 households in the flood prone areas of Barangay Bangkal in Makati City, the Philippines Central Business District.

Aside from the bags, the clubs also organized a disaster preparedness and first-aid seminar to around 75 people of the same community with representatives from the Philippine National Red Cross Makati Chapter.

The distribution/seminar was held last August 3, 2013 at the Bangkal Sports Complex. It is the second of a 3 legged bag distribution event.

More Info:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.496870223729626.1073741877.328415210575129

Free Cataract Surgeries for Indigent patients

Free Cataract Surgeries for Indigent patients

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In 2009, the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas embarked on the Mulat Mata Program, that offers free Cataract Surgeries every week. Mulat Mata, loosely translated, means “Opening One’s Eyes.”

Thanks to a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas and UNTV-News, UNTV-News has had continuous coverage of the weekly free cataract surgeries done by the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas and Bahay Mulat Mata Surgical Center in Quezon City.

From October until the present, at least 3 news spots a month are taken and shown over various news programs of UNTV. The Memorandum of Agreement provides, among others, that UNTV’s public affairs shall refer indigent patients to Bahay Mulat Mata for free surgery and, in turn, UNTV News shall give continuous coverage of the Mulat Mata Program over the various UNTV news shows.

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Stop Hunger Now Meals for the Aetas

Stop Hunger Now Meals for the Aetas

Hunger Now Meals

Rotary Club of Lucena South packed 2,000 Stop Hunger Now meals in packs for feeding the Aetas community in Batangas and handed them over to President Lumen Magaling in a simple ceremony during the club’s 31st Regular Weekly Meeting last 15 March 2013.

The meal packs are made of a combination of textured soy, lentils, white milled rice, flavoring and vitamins. Rotary Club of Lucena South stands ready to do battle with the forces of poverty to bring peace to the starving millions all around the Philippines.

More Info:
https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_detail.aspx?guid=083fbca4-507c-4802-9c7e-e9038a8dcac0

Reading Program for Pre-schoolers

Reading Program for Pre-schoolers

Reading Program Zamboanga

Rotary Club of Zamboanga City Central of Zone 10, D3850 provided basic education and literacy program to a pre-school center in the adopted community. The members also gave skills training to the parents of the small children to occupy their time while their children were in the classrooms. The President of the Rotary Club Zamboanga City Central volunteers to teach the basic reading and writing abilities to the pre-school children.

As the school year is about to end the Clubs commitment to the community demonstrates it’s willingness to promote peace in this cross- cultured people living in the vicinity. It generates cooperation and camaraderie among the parents, the school staff and the Rotary members. This project was very laudable activity of the Club while providing skills training and mentoring to small children.

More Info: 
https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_detail.aspx?guid=ac5b62ae-77c9-407f-82c9-7561f7e94535

Marcos Fuentes Integrated School-Feeding Project

Marcos Fuentes Integrated School-Feeding Project

School-Feeding

Marcos Fuentes Integrated School is situated in an area of Roxas City where many poverty stricken children live, and it was decided that it would be the beneficiary for this project on a budget of P30-40,000, that would allow for P2,500 a week.

The school chose 180 of their children known to suffer from malnutrition to be a part of this project.The children were weighed and recorded before the first feeding. The project has been ongoing now for 2 weeks and the teachers are saying that there already is a noticeable difference in the children’s study attitude and they are much happier and attentive now.

What is unique about this project is that the school has their own garden and they are able to supplement the feeding with vegetables that they have home grown. We are always looking for International Partners and Sister Clubs.

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https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_detail.aspx?guid=815a8795-d725-474d-b7a4-c68ff19a86c0

Day care center / Water sanitation Project

Day care center / Water sanitation Project

Day-care-center

30-40 students ages 2-5 y/o attending classes in an urban area in Tondo, where most of the parents and their families cannot afford to send their children to school.

A training ground for their kids who will learn not just reading and writing but spiritual guidance too. With No roof, no permanent water sanitation and no toilet, these kids still love to attend to school.

The day care center needs more school books, chairs and tables and proper ventilation. The teacher-in-charge spends her life doing noble works of teaching not only for children but teaching and spreading the good news of the Lord.

More Info:
https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_detail.aspx?guid=15a4a62a-b0df-46ff-9677-6f72af11bd90

Jetmatic Pumps for impoverished Schools and Barangays

Jetmatic Pumps for impoverished Schools and Barangays

Jetmatic-pumps

District 3850 was the recipient of a grant that allowed each of the 51 clubs in the district to place 10 Jetmatic pumps for each club at various locations across the district.

The Rotary Club of Metro Roxas want to take this to greater heights and reach more impoverished people. There are so many children attending schools that need our help and we just don’t have enough funds or Jetmatic pumps to reach them all. If we had 200 sponsors we could reach 10,000 or more lives enriching them with a clean source of water and improving their health and lives.

As Rotarians each day we are helping others have a better way of life and for that we all can be proud in the ‘Service above Self’.

More Info:
https://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_detail.aspx?guid=7c61a89b-6807-4b89-a115-2dc7fe9dca10

Message of President Aquino to the RC Baywalk Manila

Message of President Aquino to the RC Baywalk Manila

Rotary Club Baywalk ManilaMessage of President Aquino to the Rotary Club of Baywalk Manila, District 3810, on the occasion of their 8th Handover and the Induction of Your First Class President.

“My warmest greetings to the Rotary Club of Baywalk Manila, District 3810 as you hold your 8th Handover and the Induction of Your First Class President.

As a people and a nation, we stand together in this era of reform, empowered by our fight against corruption, and united under the banner of our restored culture of integrity and transparency. I count on the Rotary Club’s civic participation in nation-building as we strive to achieve lasting transformation, knowing that your leadership plays an important role in upholding the values that buttress our rejuvenated society: compassion, patriotism, and accountability. May this event galvanize your resolve to contribute to public welfare and further our nation’s advancement.

We in government are confident that you are our partner in weeding out the greed and self-interest that had historically been the bane of our institutions. The Philippines is steadily developing, and with your support, our beloved homeland will become a beacon of prosperity for generations to come.

I wish you a meaningful event.”

– (Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

More Info:
http://www.gov.ph/2013/11/08/message-of-president-aquino-to-the-rotary-club-of-baywalk-manila-district-3810-on-the-occasion-of-their-8th-handover-and-the-induction-of-your-first-class-president-november-8-2013/

Book Reading & Book Donation Project

Book Reading & Book Donation Project

Book ReadingRotary Club of Makati North conducted its “Book Reading & Book Donation Project” last Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Singkamas.

It was attended by almost 50 children, and Interactors, Rotaractor and RCC of Brgy Singkamas. Pres. Chris Bellinger and Dir. Archie Reaño also attended to give support to the program.

This is a project under Basic Education and Literacy (Area of Focus) of Youth and Vocational Service.

More Info:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151579366288671.1073741885.371731793670