Shelterbox emergency relief aid going out around the world


Providing Emergency Shelter

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 Shelterbox Trust

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 Shelterbox

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.

What Does a Shelterbox Cost?

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.

Invicta's Support to Shelterbox

The club has donated Shelterboxes in response to the:

  • Earthquake & tsunami in Indonesia - 1 box (Oct 2018)
  • Hurricane Irma & Maria in Caribean - 2 boxes (Sept 2017)
  • Haiti Hurricane Matthew Appeal - 4 boxes (Oct 2016)
  • Boxes 75396/7 - DPR Korea - 2 boxes (June 2015)
  • Nepal earthquake - 2 boxes (May 2015)
  • Cyclone in Vanuatu - 2 boxes (Mar 2015)
  • Typhoon in DRP Korea - 2 boxes (Mar 2014)
  • Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines - 2 boxes (Nov 2013)
  • Syrian refugees in Jordan - 3 boxes (Jun 2012)
  • Drought in Ethiopia - 2 boxes (Mar 2011)
  • Monsoon floods in Pakistan - 2 boxes (Aug 2010)
  • Earthquake in Port au prince, Haiti - 2 boxes (Nov 2009)
  • Earthquake in Quetta, Pakistam - 1 box (Dec 2008)
  • Cyclone disaster in Myanmar, Burma - 1 box (May 2008)
  • Cyclone disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh - 1 box (Dec 2007)
  • Earthquake disaster in Yogyakarta, Java - 2 boxes (Jun 2006)

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