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MedAir = 9-1-1 response team for the world. To donate to Medair’s Emergency Response Fund: payable to “Medair” & send to Medair United States; P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476

Greetings, below, from MedAir’s two Fredericksburg, TX’ Morning Rotary visitors “Daniel” & “Esteban” last fall!  As you may recall, MedAir = 9-1-1 response team for the world – in collaboration with the United Nations (Rotary International is the only non-governmental organization that has a founding, permanent place at the UN table).  

 To donate to Medair’s Emergency Response Fund:  make your check(s) payable to “Medair” & send to Medair United States; P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476.  Details, below, from Daniel Xu [] Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:50 PM  To: Alice White  Subject: Medair – Emergency Response Fund

…  Hope all is well in the beautiful Fredericksburg!   I recently visited Medair HQ in Switzerland.   The main topic of the gathering was on the importance of emergency response and how preparation saves lives.   …   As part of the 3-year strategy by 2019 Medair aims to respond to 2 large-scale disasters (e.g. Rohingya crisis, Esteban is still there!) simultaneously while maintaining a robust presence in our on-going country programs.

For $150K Medair will be able to fill 12 critical roles to complete a rapid response team which has the capacity to handle a project of $1.2 million and caring for at least 2,500 households (12,500 people).   This seed money is vital to recruit staff and help Medair unlock larger grants from our institutional partners such as USAID, a 8X factor!

Recently I presented this proposal to a select group of compassionate communities in UT, CA & AZ.  Together we came up with $105K commitment each year for the next 3 years.  However, the goal is $150K and they asked me if we could leverage on their existing $105K to invite other like-minded friends,  in partnership to bring up the remaining $45K.

I told them that I would connect with other communities such as our friends in Fredericksburg!  Would you mind reviewing the attached proposal and consider sharing it with your community?    This could be an exciting opportunity, in collaboration with other like-minded friends, to save lives and care for the most vulnerable in our midst.

Essentially for $45K we will be able to fully fund an emergency response team, capable of responding to any crisis, anywhere in the world.   Your partnership will be directly putting boots on the ground.

Lastly if anyone likes to talk to a member of the Medair Global Response Team we have a colleague who recently came back from Bangladesh, currently in Springfield, MO.  He would be more than happy to connect over the phone.   And if need be we would love to present in-person as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,   Daniel      Every second counts


Daniel Xu  U.S. Development Director    Email:   Phone: (408) 960 – 3540| Emergency Relief and Recovery

For mailing check or wire transfer:      Please indicate GERT on the check, which stands for Global Emergency Response Team.

Gifts by Check
Send checks, made payable to Medair, to Medair United States;  P.O. Box 4476; Wheaton, IL 60189-4476

Gifts by Bank Transfer  Bank: Wheaton Bank & Trust Company; 211 S. Wheaton Ave.; Wheaton, IL 60187; Account number: 0007501544; Routing number: 071925389

We also just welcomed Medair’s new CEO, David Verboom, to HQ this month.  If you’re interested please check out his recent interview.

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Emergency resources: wide variety of offers, organizations & individuals that can help

Here are ways YOU can help … wherever you are


LODGING!  Is there anyone or couple you know who needs place to stay a couple weeks or whatever?  Have guest house. Live out in country 23 miles out of Post / NW Texas near Lubbock. Also have RV hookup. Rotarian Dave Tyler: 

PETS!  in the Houston in Fredericksburg, TX (south central TX) will be taking pet supplies as close as possible to Houston.  Also, you may donate:      Go to FFL’s Facebook page (Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization) to see FFL in action at the Brown Convention Center    items needed:  Kennels and carriers of all sizes      Cat food and dog food     Collars and leashes     Cat and dog beds

DISASTER AID!  Disaster Aid USA is Rotarian-operated project & 501c3 non-profit charity, incorporated in the District of Columbia. As a club project, its clubs goals & objectives are to promote & create awareness, raise funds & provide financial support for its primary mission: To provide immediate disaster relief & humanitarian aid at home, here in the US & worldwide to those victims suffering from the effects of disasters natural or man-made while using Rotary’s guiding principles & according to its Rotary Four -Way Test, while adhering to United Nation & Sphere Standards.

FOOD! excellent, high-performance, food-bank for the world: accepting “Harvey” donations (on their front page) to provide food to Houston-area refugees.  I was  a Breedlove board member for 6 yrs. in Lubbock).

Food, clothing, bedding, medication, etc.  Collecting & delivering relief items throughout NW TX & West Texas.  Contact 806-584-5011 or 806-293-4413 or or to coordinate pick-up & delivery of your donations.

Emergency / disaster relief: non-profits, Rotary districts & Fredericksburg, TX donation drop-off points

Rotary District 5930:  Emergency Relief Fund.   Send checks to McAllen North Rotary Fund and mail to Rotary D5930, McAllen North Rotary Club, 501 N. Nolana, McAllen, TX.  Contact:  DG Betty Ramirez-Lara, cell: 956-683-5706; (Rockport / South TX area)

Rotary District 5910Send checks to Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation, c/o Bobbie Applegate, 985 IH-10N, Suite 111, Beaumont, TX  77706.  Contact DG Rhonda Herrington, cell: 903-724-8515; (Palestine / NE TX area)

Rotary District 5890:  Send checks to Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc., c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX  77505. Contact: DG Bill Palko, cell: 713-582-7235, William.Palko@AmegyBank. (Houston / SE TX / bull’s eye area of repeating Hurricane Harvey)

Rotary District 5840:  501(c)3 – Send checks to Rotary District 5840 Foundation (Disaster Fund), Attn:  Bobbe Barnes, Treasurer, P. O. Box 13, Boerne, TX  78006.  Contact DG Carol Holmes, cell:  281-923-6111; (San Antonio, Hill Country Area).   … Continue to keep all the people who have been impacted with this hurricane in your prayers, as we still have a long way to go.;     Although less visible, the Salvation Army is providing massive assistance to evacuees as well.

In Fredericksburg, TX:  HURRICANE HARVEY PROJECTS   How you can help pets, people & places   items needed, drop-off locations & itineraries   Contact with your updates, offers, additions, corrections   Feel free to e-forward this information, post it onto your Facebook pages & let’s keep the rescue projects going & growing!  Thank you for your caring heart & generous spirit.    

EVACUEES:  Brown Convention Center and Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. Opa’s Smoked Meats & Fredericksburg, TX, Morning Rotary

  • Wheelchairs   Non-Perishable Foods   Hand Sanitizer   Non-perishable food   Sweat suits   Bottled water   Large and Extra Large Clothing   Socks   Blankets   Towels   Baby formula   Sanitary
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes   Diapers   Comfort kits — (soap, shampoo, toothpaste)   Pillows

 Rockport & Clean up  drop off donation$ at Century 21 & FBG Morning Rotary & Opa’s  Smoked Meats

  • Working & Construction Gloves   Rubber Boots   Socks   Bug Repellent   Bottled water   Trash Bags of All Sizes   Flat Moving Boxes   Plastic Tubs   Paper Towels
  • Cloth Towels of different sizes   Cleaning Supplies   Buckets

 Fredericksburg, TX DROP-OFF LOCATIONS (specifics of which project)

Fredericksburg, TX, City Hall

The Peach Tree Inn & Suites, 401 South Washington St.

Biedermann’s Ace Hardware, 1102 E. Main St.

Century 21, 408 East Main St.

Guadalupe National Bank, 1027 S. Hwy 16