Last Saturday, at the new Marks and Spencer Food Hall in Eastleigh, we collected £176 for the Hurricane IRMA Appeal. This money will go towards buying the two ShelterBoxes that Eastleigh Rotary Club are donating to the appeal. These boxes will be sent to the Caribbean Islands where so many people have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Thousands of people have been made homeless in the wake of Hurricane Irma – and there are other hurricanes on the way. The ShelterBox provides emergency shelter (tent) and tools for families deprived of their homes by disasters such as Hurricane Irma. There aim is to transform despair into hope.
Rotary International is a project partner with ShelterBox, a UK charity. By working together with Rotary, ShelterBox are able to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that they can support more communities in desperate need of shelter.
Rotarians and Rotary groups across the world support ShelterBox in a variety of ways, from raising funds to providing support on the ground during our response to a disaster. This enables us to cross boundaries and cut through red tape to reach even the most remote communities.
This partnership has helped ShelterBox to become who they are today. The global network of ShelterBox affiliates, which provides all round assistance, evolved from Rotary relationships.