The Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise, who is currently overseeing the packing of the next batch of 1000 Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) is seeking some additional equipment as follows, between now and the end of October:
  1. A roller conveyor belt. To run the ERKs boxes along during packing. Ideally with rollers about 200 – 300mm above floor level. Width – minimum of about 250mm. Length - we’d take whatever we could get but 20m or 30m of it would be just great.
  2. Another pallet jack (or two). We have one already but a couple more would help things run more smoothly – for both the ERK box packing and the shipping container loading.
Delivery to our packing warehouse in East Tamaki would be fantastic otherwise they are sure they could magic up a trailer and come and collect the item/s.  If you are able to help, then please contact David Broadhead on 021 324 762.
Emergency Response Kits are a ‘first response’ resource distributed to affected families in the South Pacific, immediately following a disaster to support them through the first days.  A family can construct basic shelter, keep themselves protected from the elements and utilise the immediate survival items that are included.  The value of a kit including container, contents, freight and storage is approximately NZ$600. The project has been encouraged by the NZ Government, who often provides transportation, logistical and financial support.  ERKs are prepositioned in Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, to enable prompt distribution throughout Polynesia and Melanesia, with back up supplies retained in Auckland, where the kits are packed by Rotarians and supporters.