Disaster Relief

Rotary is all about helping people to help themselves.  Whether it’s a local Rotary club helping local people or Rotary International helping on really large scale disasters, the idea is the same:

Service Above Self

September 2017, Mt. Agung Volcanic Eruptions and Evacuations

Mt. Agung in Bali

Mt. Agung in Bali

Shelters for the people forced to evacuate

Shelters for the people forced to evacuate

With the imminent eruption of Mt. Agung in Bali, many local and international organizations are helping the 20,000+ local peoples who have been ordered to evacuate near the volcano.  Yes, disaster relief sites have been setup and people are being fed and sheltered.  However, more needs to be done.  Even after the eruption these people will still be in dire need of help.  For many their homes will have been destroyed; their tools of trade; their farming

implements; and for many their animals will have been destroyed.  So please consider helping.

How can I help.  Please go to our Contributions page for information of the best and fastest way to help: http://rotarybaliubudsunset.org/how-to-contribute/

Here is a link to the latest news: http://ubudhood.com/mount-agung-facts/

1965 Flow area

1965 Flow area

 Japanese Disaster Relief – 2011

In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March, The Rotary Foundation established the Rotary Japan and Pacific Islands Disaster Recovery Fund, which will support recovery projects in the affected areas.

You Can’t Appreciate The Tsunami Until You See This. CLICK in the blue box to see the video

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake, Japan’s largest in the last century, caused a devastating tsunami that swept over northern coastal towns.  The death toll from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami has now reached 10,035 people, with 17,443 still missing, national police say. Authorities race to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns and hundreds of thousands of people struggled to find food and water. The prime minister said it was the nation’s worst crisis since World War II.

Here are 3 incredible Videos of the devastation: VIDEO

Rotarians, clubs, and districts can contribute cash and District Designated Fund (DDF) allocations to the fund. Learn more.

The Foundation will begin accepting online contributions by 14 March.

Download a PDF with answers to frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to donate to the Japanese Disaster Relief

Indonesia Disaster Relief – 2010

Indonesia was hit by three natural disasters in 2010: a flash flood in Wasior, Papua province; the tsunami in Mentawai islands, West Sumatra province; and the Merapi volcano eruption in Jogjakarta. There’s also some rumbling from the Krakatau volcano chain between the islands of Sumatra and Java.

Rotary District 3400 which happens to cover all those disaster areas has been mobilize to do some disaster mitigation actions:

Team Merapi Rotary Aids 2010 in Yogyakarta has been delivering aid packages (food and non-food) to several shelters that are full to the brim with villagers evacuated from the slopes of mount Merapi.


Shelterbox Response Team with the help of Rotary Club of Medan has been delivering shelter packages to Mentawai.  The combination of bad weather and lack of transport (the tsunami site can only be reached with small boats and choppers from Padang, the nearest port town) has been hampering the distribution effort.

To make a US tax deductible contribution, you can send your donation to the US based Rotary Bali Ubud Foundation, with “disaster relief” specified. Or, you can contribute directly to our club account in Indonesia.   Details here.

In addition, we invite you to look at all the projects we are working on locally here in Bali by going to this page:
to contribute to any of these visit:
Thank you so very much,
The Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset
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