One of the great things about Rotary is the ability to help people both locally and globally. One of the global causes that the members of our club very much rally behind is ShelterBox.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. When families are in need of emergency shelter, they will do everything we can to help them. Click Here earn more about shelterbox’s work.
Since ShelterBox was founded, they have responded to over 240 disasters and humanitarian crises in more than 90 different countries and provided emergency aid for well over one million people. The ShelterBox solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective, delivering the essentials people need to survive and begin to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.
ShelterBox aid is tailored to a disaster and typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.
To date Lawrence Central has been worked to donate 9 ShelterBoxes that have provided disaster relief in Korea, Myanmar, Haiti and Kurdistan.
If being a part of a service organization that helps people both locally and globally is interesting to you contact us or come to one of our weekly meetings on Wednesdays and noon in the Eldridge Hotel’s All American Room.