Emergency Response Kits - (Rotary New Zealand ERKs)

$540 donated
Given by 11 generous donors in 2 years

Rotary is ready to respond immediately with pre-positioned Emergency Response Kits.


Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) is the only Rotary New Zealand Humanitarian service activity responding to disasters in the Pacific. ERKs also supports in-country economies with many of the items being manufactured in the Pacific. ERKs is recognised by Governments throughout the Pacific who waive import duties and taxes, with local partners taking responsibility for distribution in consultation with Disaster Management Offices. Consistently ERKs are the first tangible support families receive after a disaster. Throughout the Pacific, communities are ever grateful for the support New Zealanders give in times of disaster.

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New Zealand Rotary's National Charity

Donor Activities Supported

Capacity Building



Child Sponsorship

Disaster Response

* Worldwide including New Zealand

Use of funds

95% + of all donations are spent in New Zealand to purchase and pack the Emergency Response Kits and freight them to Pacific countries with a smaller amount spent in the receiving countries to cover essentially expenses incurred.

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Latest update


This month commences packing Kits in Auckland for prepositioning for the forthcoming cyclone season to replenish those distributed during the last. Thanks to all those who have sent in donations in recent months. We need a constant flow of donations to maintain this activity which has been serving the most vulnerable in pacific countries for nearly 40 years.

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Latest donations

Michele on 24 Apr 2020
Esther on 15 Apr 2020
Andrew on 10 Apr 2020
I have had the privilege of meeting some of the beautiful friendly people of Vanuatu. I cannot imagine how it must feel to suffer this level of devastation during a severe international crisis, and trust that this is a small way that I can assist my neighbours. This is a small portion of my wage subsidy from the NZ government relief fund.
Kate on 10 Apr 2020
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