Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) was founded in 2003 as a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills.
The Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills has merged with the Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong, so the organisation is now a project of the Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong & Endeavour Hills.  
It has members/volunteers from across Australia and is a member of Disaster Aid International, a partnership of Rotary Based organisations dedicated to providing Humanitarian Aid.
DAA responds to disasters with the supply of humanitarian aid by providing 'Smart Aid' to the affected communities and/or individuals, until the needs are reasonably addressed.  It also responds to the disaster of contaminated water with the ‘'Safe Water for every Child' project, which aims to provide clean drinking water using 'SkyHydrants' for schools and communities.  View the benefits of 'SkyHydrants' in the next article
Smart Aid
Smart Aid involves sending a 'Disaster Response Assessment Team' (DART) to assess the needs of communities and individuals at the disaster sites. They can then distribute funds and/or resources to meet the needs.  They are also instrumental in involving local partners and the community to ensure that the aid provided gives the community ownership of the outcomes.  In this way the community becomes ‘A Resource Not Victims’
Safe Water for every child
Where contaminated water is a feature of the disaster DAA can provide SkyHydrantTM water filter units to communities, and displaced persons camps.  
Each of the SkyHydrant GEM Rapid Response Packs can be set up in around 2 hours and immediately remove all bacteria from 5,000 litres of water a day.  
DAA is working with the SkyJuice Foundation to bring safe, clean, drinking water to communities in many countries that need safe drinking water.
Disaster Preparedness Training
DAA also helps local communities to become more resilient by:
  • Training volunteers in administering humanitarian relief and aid;
  • Providing of education and training in aspects of disaster relief to individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and other organisations; and
  • Working in partnership on humanitarian projects funded by other organisations, including Rotary clubs and Rotary districts.
The DAA's Office is at 92 Doveton Ave, Eumemmerring VIC 3177.  You are welcome to arrange a visit by to see a SkyHydrantTM in operation, by ringing CEO Brian Ashworth on 0491 104 943.
If you want to help DAA in 2020-2021 with  a Tax Deductible Donation you can do it instantly at: http://www.disasteraidaustralia.org.au/donate/