The Disaster Relief Fund may be initiated by the FAWCO President at the request of a FAWCO club or at the Board’s own initiative, in response to a recognized disaster with the intent of providing disaster relief through a reputable international organization or an association vetted by a FAWCO Member Club familiar with the area and circumstances of the disaster. Funds received are administered by FAWCO.
The fund was renamed to Disaster Relief Fund - alleviating the "emergency" requirement and allowing for support of recovery as well as rebuilding projects also.
Requirements of the Member Club submitting the request require that:
1. This request must have full support of the club's Board.
2. The requesting Member Club will be asked to research and suggest at least one recipient organization/ project.
3. The requesting Member Club (or one of its members) should have a personal connection with the disaster or the recipient organization. This ensures credibility and long-term feedback on the recipient. The Board feels that FAWCO would not add much value if our recipient organization is a well-known international organization (e.g., Red Cross, Doctors without Borders) as our members could make these donations directly.