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Rotary takes action for Turkey, Syria, and NZ

Daniel Bouwmeester    February 14, 2023    2 min read   


Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) has commenced fundraising activities to support the impacted communities resulting from the Turkey and Syria Earthquake and the New Zealand Floods.

The fundraising campaign was launched last week to support the communities in need as these disasters continue to cause significant loss.

RAWCS will work with local and international Rotary networks to facilitate the distribution of funds raised.

“The money raised from the Appeals will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, providing essential items and financial support to supplement the funds that are being provided by World Governments,” Rotary Australia World Community Service CEO Andrew Woodward said.

Rotary Australia World Community Service has previously raised money for Ukraine, and sees this as just another call to action where the network of “Rotarians” can step in to assist.

Mr Woodward said that he expects the appeals to not only raise much needed funds, but also specific goods, including medical equipment and supplies that can be repurposed in the affected areas.

Rotary Australia World Community Service is a not-for-profit charity that aims to be the leading Australian charitable organization for people’s wellbeing, supporting Rotarians and Rotary Clubs undertaking humanitarian projects in Australia and overseas.

Tax Deductible Donations to the appeals can be made on the Rotary Australia World Community Service website at rawcs.org.au or directly to the appeals using the links below:

Turkey and Syria Appeal: https://donations.rawcs.com.au/59-2022-23
New Zealand Flood Appeal https://donations.rawcs.com.au/60-2022-23

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.