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Emergency Response Kit (ERK)

 

Formerly known as the 'Emergency Box', the Emergency Response Kit is intended for use in civil disasters in developing countries, to assist families survive the first days following a disaster. With a kit and a little ingenuity, a family is able to construct a basic shelter, clothe themselves and find food from the land/sea for several days.

The cost of an ERK is approximately $600 and Rotary clubs, companies and individuals are encouraged to donate the cost of a kit here. Note that Donations are tax deductible.

A brochure covering the use of ERKs is here, and the contents of each ERK is as follows: