Every year thousands of families across the world lose everything when disasters strike. Through no fault of their own, and often with no warning, families lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival and Shelterbox aims to help them.
The Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta is a proud supporter of ShelterBox Trust - a UK registered charity and a global Rotary Club project.
Since 2000, Shelterbox has responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to families in need on every continent.
The sturdy green ShelterBoxes are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.
Each contains a family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe space in which people can start to recover from physical and emotional trauma.
The contents differ depending on the disaster and the climate, but items such as solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils help start the process of creating a home.
Every donation of £590 will allow ShelterBox to deliver emergency shelter and other lifesaving equipment to a family who have lost everything following a disaster.
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