Rotary International’s project partner Shelter Box

http://www.ShelterBoxUSA.org & 941-907-6036 & http://www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/donate   Delivering humanitarians relief in the form of equipment & materials that bring shelter, warmth & dignity to people affected by natural  other disasters worldwide.  Practical, life-saving aid

Helping families impacted by natural disasters & humanitarian crises  

Practical, Life-Saving Aid  

ShelterBox delivers the essentials people need in the aftermath of a disaster or crisis.  When we send SehlterBoxes, each one typically contains the supplies, below.  The needs of disaster survivors can vary enormously based on the type & scale of a crisis.  Sometimes ShelterBox aid is not packed in boxes, but specific supplies are sent in bulk.  This ensures we only send what is really needed & appropriate for the situation & culture & that we maximize the impact of your donation.

ShelterBox responds immediately by providing materials that bring hope, independence & a sense of normalcy to families recovering in the aftermath of disaster.  Highly trained ShelterBox response team volunteers work diligently to ensure these emergency supplies reach the most vulnerable families & communities.  Shelter Box fills a gap in aid provision.  While food & medicine are delivered by other agencies, ShelterBox provides assistance in terms of proper shelter to help survivors through the first few days, weeks & months while they rebuild their lives.

SHELTER  Each custom-made ShelterBox tent is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds & heavy rainfall.  Internally, the tent has privacy partitions that allow recipients to divide the space as they see fit.

ABOUT OUR TENTS  Our rugged-dome tents are a unique ShelterBox design that has evolved as the result of years of experience in countries around the world.  The tents have built-in mosquito screens, integral groundsheets, good ventilation & internal privacy screens.

WARMTH & PROTECTION  ShelterBox provides a range of other survival equipment, including thermal blankets & insulated ground sheets, treated mosquito nets& water purification equipment.  Water supplies often become contaminated after a major disaster, as infrastructure & sanitation systems are destroyed.  This presents a secondary, but no less dangerous threat to survivors than the initial disaster.

A HEART TO THE HOME  A wood-burtning or multi-fuel stove provides the heart of the new home where water is boiled, food is cooked & families congregate.  In addition, pans,utensils, bowls, mugs & water-storage containers are included.

SELF-SUFFICIENCY  ShelterBox often provides a basic tool kit containing a hammer, ax, saw, hoe head, rope, pliers & wire cutters.  These items enable people to begin rebuilding their lives.

A SMILE  ShelterBox provides children’s packs containing drawing books, crayons & pens.  For children who have lost most, if not all their possessions, these small gifts are treasured.

You can help by

DONATING:  www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/donate  Make a difference in the lives of disaster survivors.

FUNDRAISING:  Rally the support of your friends & family by coordinating an event or launching a fund-raising campaign.  Start your own personal, fund-raising page at www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/teamshelterbox  Make a one-time or monthly gift, make a pledge & get billed $X for the next ___ years.  Put your ShelterBox gift toward:  where organization needs it most;  the Solution Fund; for a future disaster; essential administration; volunteer program; youth program; include ShelterBox in your Will; your company may match your ShelterBox dontribution.  Make your contribution in honor of or in memory of someone important to you

VOLUNTEERING  Help fulfill our mission:  fund-raising, joining the ShelterBox Ambassador team or response team & volunteering:  www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/volunteer & http://www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/BeInvolved

Shelter Box:  ShelterBox USA; 8374 Market St., #203, Lakewood Ranch, FL  34202; 941-907-6036.  The project partnership builds on both organizations’ strengths in responding to disasters all over the world.

Since 2000, ShelterBox has grown from one club’s adopted project to the largest Rotary club project in the 110+ year history of Rotary.  In 2012, ShelterBox became Rotary International’s first project partner.

Online community:  www.Facbook.com/shelterBoxUSA & http://www.Twitter.com/ShelterBoxUS & http://www.YouTube.com/ShelterBoxUS

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