ShelterBox responds immediately to all kinds of disaster. Aid is distributed in our iconic green boxes and each box contains a custom designed relief tent, strong enough to withstand the harshest of conditions. Other box contents include cooking and eating utensils, water purification equipment, a stove, blankets, ground mats, mosquito nets, a tool kit and a children's activity pack.
ShelterBox has grown to become the largest Rotary Club project in the history of the Rotary organisation. It has helped more than 1 million people, sent over 130,000 ShelterBoxes to more than 200 disasters in over 85 countries around the world. The ShelterBox Solution ensures that we are able to send vital aid wherever and whenever it is needed.
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Sheryll on 22 Nov 2013 at 19:30
I would like this box to go to the Philippines please Lois Gill on 22 Nov 2013 at 19:18
I am a member of Garden city Rotary Y M Hiskemuller on 22 Nov 2013 at 09:00
Corrina Dennison on 22 Nov 2013 at 08:50
Please accept our donation to assist in the Phillipines Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief. JOHN & CHRISTINE KNOWLES on 21 Nov 2013 at 23:31
Rotary Te Puke on 21 Nov 2013 at 19:26
Charles and Robyn Parker on 20 Nov 2013 at 21:42
Great to see people getting into the tents in the Philippines. Jude Smith on 20 Nov 2013 at 14:51
For Philippines V P Ryan on 19 Nov 2013 at 22:02
Wayne & Liz Wilson on 18 Nov 2013 at 18:01
Angela Thompson on 17 Nov 2013 at 21:15
Absolute privilege to give to our Philippine brothers and sisters. Our 6 year old daughter has contributed all her saved pocket money of $6.10 to this. She is really concerned about the children in the Philippines and prays for them daily. Thank you ShelterBox for such a life changing, practical intervention. We think what you are doing is truly awesome. Kia kaha kia toa kia manawa nui. The Pohio Whanau Pohio Whanau on 17 Nov 2013 at 20:14
Amy Blanch on 17 Nov 2013 at 16:54
Deb McLelland on 17 Nov 2013 at 16:21
Sally Stuart on 16 Nov 2013 at 09:21
Guest Giver on 16 Nov 2013 at 02:52
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An introduction about the work of ShelterBox, which provides shelter, warmth and dignity to people who have been displaced or made homeless by disaster.
Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children in the Philippines are now homeless and without shelter.
With winds of 195mph, Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) which struck the Philippines this morning, is predicted to be the largest storm ever recorded to make landfall, surpassing Hurricane Camille in 1969. A tropical storm expert speaking to the BBC said, 'Super Typhoon Haiyan really is a beast. One of the strongest storms ever recorded with sustained winds of 190 mph, gusting even higher.' It is reported that more than 12 million people are at risk from the storm, including the population of the countries second largest city Cebu. Schools and offices have been closed, with local flights suspended. Thousands of people have been evacuated and thousands more have fled their homes as the category 5 storm approached. Powerlines have been overturned as 5m (15ft) waves crashed against the islands of Leyte and Samar in the central Philippines.
Over 2 million refugees have fled Syria and over 4 million people remain displaced within the country. The majority are in desperate need of shelter and other vital aid, leaving their homes with just the few possessions they can carry. The need now is greater than ever. So far ShelterBox has sent aid to support over 4,500 families in Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon and Jordan. But many thousands more need our help today. Our ShelterBox Response Teams (SRTs) are working in countries in the region to reach the most vulnerable families. With winter just around the corner, conditions are only going to worsen with freezing temperatures and limited resources. The need for protection is critical and ShelterBox offers a winterised shelter solution. We are aiming to provide shelter for a further 5,000 families over the coming months - we urgently need your help so these families can come in from the cold this winter.
ShelterBox, the international disaster relief charity, has stepped in to avert a humanitarian crisis by helping primary school children from Syria. It is mid-morning and Lilaf, 11, has just finished her English lesson. She loves school, particularly history and geography. But she found it hard to answer one question in her textbook: “Where do you live?” There were two options. “I live in a house” or “I live in a flat.” Lilaf lives in a tent. In fact her whole school lives in tents, as does her teacher. Lilaf’s school is in the Domiz refugee camp, near Duhok in northern Iraq. The camp opened last April for Syrians fleeing the civil war in their country. What was a long, flat expanse of nothingness near the mountains of Kurdistan is now home to a sprawling complex of tents, latrines and washing facilities. Read the children's story here: bit.ly/V7hDL2
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