Portishead rotarians donate to disaster relief efforts

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 August 2018

Lombok in Indonesia has been hit by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.

Lombok in Indonesia has been hit by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.

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Rotarians have been helping relief efforts in two Asian countries hit by devastating natural disasters.

Members of the Rotary Club of Portishead have given donations to a pair of international charities to help get emergency aid to Kerala in India, following floods caused by heavy rainfall during the monsoon season which have killed an estimated 400 people.

It is also supporting the island of Lombok, Indonesia, which suffered a magnitude 5.5 earthquake leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.

The club has donated £500 to Aquabox to provide safe drinking water to people in Kerala while it has also given £500 to Shelterbox to give families somewhere to stay in the aftermath of the Lombok disaster.

Charity workers are on the ground distributing the emergency items.

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