News, 29 Apr 2020Disaster Respond Aid Covid-19 March – April 2020

Disaster Respond Aid Covid-19 March – April 2020

In early March, Rotary International President, Mark Daniel Maloney, requested that all Rotary meeting and events be cancelled in order to protect the health of members and respect local social distancing regulations. Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset [RCBUS] complied with his wishes, but, although we did not hold meetings, our ability to keep serving others through our projects did not stop.

Our club has made a donation to the Rotary Disaster Relief Fund – District D3420 as participate to district Disaster Respond. As a club we also donate very urgent needed asking by the health facility, started by Brian Goldman sent the face shield and liquid soap to Bali Mandara Hospital.

Participants in our Sewing for Living program which enable Balinese women to sew on a sewing machine in their homes have sewn and produce non-medical grade masks for people to wear during the Covid-19 pandemic.  This will allow them to contribute to their family’s finances.During this period the women now have the sewing machines in their homes, as communal work is not permitted. They have been taught to make face masks and we have provided all materials required. This has dual benefits – the women can earn some money and as a club we can donate the masks to community who coming to health facility, according the newest rule from government, people who coming to health facility without mask will not got services from paramedic.

Dora with 2 of our Rotaractor, Gian and Ywan, being volunteer to Rotary Disaster Respond to distributed face shields to Puskesmas in Denpasar, Tegalalang, Tampaksiring, Blahbatuh and Bangli regency. As Bangli is the second line for covid-19 patient with minimum facility, Dora asking our club to donate 10 hazmat cloth to doctors and nurses in Bangli. In the same time we have also donated over 185 face masks made by the women and liquid soap to health facilities requesting them.

Until at least the first week in June, all people on Bali must wear masks when go outside their house.These masks are particularly welcome by those who cannot afford to purchase them or cannot make them.

We will continue aid as requested to best of our ability.

Keep safe, keep healthy, wear your masks, practice social distancing, all will be well!

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