ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organisation, providing lifesaving assistance to people who have lost their homes through conflict and natural disasters.
ShelterBox began in 2000 when the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard championed the simple idea to package up essential shelter items in the now iconic green ShelterBoxes for their Millennium Project. As ShelterBox has grown, so has Rotary's support and today they are International Project Partners in disaster relief. With Rotarians at its heart, ShelterBox has grown to become a major force in humanitarian aid and a world-leading expert in emergency shelter.
ShelterBox tests and evaluates all of the aid they provide by talking to, and learning from, the families who use it. This fuels innovation and has led ShelterBox to develop a range of aid items, to ensure they provide the exact support to give people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.
A ShelterBox talk will provide an overview of how families are sheltered after disaster, what the Rotary Project Partnership means in action and what the plan is for the future.