More than 46 million acres (72,000 square miles) of land were burned – roughly the same area as the entire country of Syria. At least 3,500 homes and thousands of other buildings were lost and 34 people died in thousands of fires between June 2019 and March 2020. The majority of deaths and buildings destroyed were in New South Wales, while the Northern Territory accounted for approximately 1/3 of the burned area. Many of the buildings that were lost were farm buildings, adding to the challenge of agricultural recovery that is already complex because of ash-covered farmland accompanied by historic levels of drought. At least 80 percent of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area in NSW and 53 percent of the Gondwana world heritage rainforests in Queensland (QLD) were burned
more Following the flooding in Pakistan we held a store collection on the 7th and 8th October at Tesco in Honiton , raising a sum of £1046. we will top the fund up to buy 2 shelterboxes.
more We collected at Sainsbury's in Ottery St Mary on 10/2/2023, in response this awful disaster , £1785 was raised , we have sent £2400 to Shelterbox this will provide 4 shelteboxes giving shelter, warmth, cooking facilities to those in need.
more Members collected at Honiton Tesco on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October 2021, t send much needed funds for Hiaiti which suffered a catastrophic earthquake in August 2021
more Members collected outside of Tesco Honiton, raising money to help the people in India affected by Coronavirus.
more Following the bombings in Beiruit, Rotarians were only too willing to restart their primary function of raising money to help others.
more Lendwithcare brings together entrepreneurs in developing countries with people with the power to help them
more Early Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland . They have been planted by local Rotary Clubs like Otter Valley . WHY?
more A Shelterbox o. Otter Valley Rotary Club supports Shelterbox and frequently raises money to enable the organisation to send life saving equipment to areas where disasters have occurred.
back There are over 30,000 Rotary Clubs in over 130 countries across the globe. The Rotary Foundation is our own global charity undertaking humanitarian projects around the world. Our International team plans and co-ordinates our involvement in that work.