Allan Drew Overseas
Allan's service to the community has taken him into areas of immense need. As a volunteer for disaster relief agencies, Kenyon International and GAIN (Global Aid Network), Allan Drew has assisted people in need who have suffered during some of the greatest disasters experienced in the world.
As a volunteer with Kenyon International (a London/Sydney/Houston-based funeral company proficient in disaster response), Allan supported colleagues in Bali who were repatriating the bodies of those killed in the 2005 Bali terrorist attack. Allan had the demanding responsibility of meeting with each family and receiving the victims’ remains as they were returned to Australia. He was also seconded to Phuket after the 2004 Tsunami Disaster to support the team working to identify the deceased.
Caption: Allan Drew meets community members in need in Cambodia.
As a volunteer with GAIN Allan has travelled to Cambodia where he worked with a group of medical workers visitin remote communities in South-East Asia to provide treatment. Allan has also been to Burma with GAIN where he assisted with the rebuilding of schools. More than 2,500 schools had been devestated in Burma by tsunami activity. Allan has also visited Laos with GAIN where he helped dispense vital medical services, equipment and medicine.
Allan continues to remain active with GAIN, and in 2011 he assisted GAIN to make and conduct the burial arrangements of those who passed away during the Christmas Island boat tragedy which took place at the end of 2010.
We are members of the following associations:
- Australian Funeral Directors Association