The ShelterBox organization continually needs support for its efforts in providing temporary aid and shelter in disasters in the U.S. and globally
By Dan Sanchez
When we head out into the wilderness, we bring a few of our own supplies and shelter. When a disaster hits, there’s no time to pack and in extraordinary circumstances, people are left homeless.
This is one of the reasons why organizations such as ShelterBox exist. ShelterBox is a global charity organization that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by natural disasters and conflict. The bright green ShelterBox and ShelterKits are pre-packaged containers that include a family-sized tent for immediate shelter, along with essentials tools and other aid to provide temporary shelter in these circumstances.
The organization was started in April 2000, when the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England adopted ShelterBox as its millennium project. Over time, it became the largest Rotary Club project in the world, with affiliates in countries across the globe.
Since its inception, ShelterBox has helped 1.5 million people by providing emergency shelters following more than 300 disasters in 95 countries.ShelterBox responds urgently to an earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami, or conflict by delivering emergency shelter and other aid, including blankets, water filters and carriers, solar lights, and other essential tools for survival.
The organization also uses its experience and expertise to continue evolving and make sure to deliver the exact support families need in the best possible way. ShelterBox has a global network of affiliates and supporters that raise the support needed to continue their relief efforts. As official partners with Rotary International and Rotarians around the world, ShelterBox connects with local communities to provide relief quickly when disaster strikes. More information on ShelterBox can be found on their website, http://www.ShelterBoxUSA.org.