CHRISTCHURCH'S DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKES
How you can support the long-term Rotary response is detailed below
General news and updates about the Rotary response is available at http://rotaryresponse-christchurcheq.blogspot.com/
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Please make donations to the Rotary New Zealand Canterbury Earthquake Appeal via:
Rotary District 9970 on behalf of all Rotary clubs in Christchurch are combining all fundraising through a committee set up initially by Immediate Past District Governor Margaret Reeve for the distribution of funds to various projects, primarily involving youth and families, that are not able to be supported by Government and other agencies.
All donations received by RNZWCS Limited will go into that fund. This strategy will allow Rotarians to do something significant and allow other agencies to concentrate on welfare. Your funding to support the combined clubs will be used in conjunction with the projects established by the DGs committee.
Your donations are tax deductible, and 100% of donations will go to Canterbury Earthquake recovery projects via Rotary. Thank you!
Donations contact is: RNZWCS Director Past District Governor Stuart Batty JP email firstname.lastname@example.org
RNZWCS Charities Commission Reg. No. CC26860
Offers of accommodation and / or respite accommodation:
Rotarian families outside Christchurch who would be willing to open up their homes [or holiday accommodation] are asked to please email email@example.com with their details to include in a database. We are not sure as to the level of need, but clearly many are going through a good deal of personal anxiety at this time.
Accommodation contact is: Past District Governor Stuart Batty, PO Box 20309, Christchurch 8543, New Zealand firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations in Kind (DIK):
It is requested that donations in kind or non-cash items NOT be sent to Christchurch. Cash donations are requested instead using the details above. Regular summaries of the application of funds received are posted on the Blog.
All other offers of assistance:
Rotary volunteers - please in the first instance email email@example.com
Many people, whether Rotarians or not, are obviously very keen to assist. If you have a profession or skill set that is likely to be of use in your opinion, please liaise in the first instance with your professional organisation or association and follow their recommendation.
Rotary has developed an association with the Salvation Army so Rotarians have been working with them to assist those in need.