International Links/ Water Survival Boxes
Water Boxes are packed and distributed by Rotarians and provide essential survival equipment to disaster hit areas.
Water Survival Box is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge and is supported by Taunton Club members. Its primary purpose is to provide a means of purifying water for the benefit of families at times of natural disaster. Clean water is essential to protect against disease when homes and livelihoods have been destroyed and the boxes are equipped with essential survival items such as hygiene items, cooking pots and utensils.
Water boxes have been sent all over the world since 2015 with the help Rotary Clubs and of other established charity partners such as Oxfam, the Red Cross and many others.
Most recently water bxes have been despatched to Yemen where the war torn environment has put over 24 million people at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance. Cholera is widespread and there is an urgent need for clean water.
The coronavirus situation has affected the usual airborne distribution, but undefeated by practical hurdles, on 15th August2020, 100 boxes were despatched by sea to Yemen. Having now arrived in Aden they are held in the port awaiting transport to their final destination.
The Rotary Club of Taunton regulary assists in Water Box Survival packing and you too can follow the containments journey to its final destination by visiting the website Water Survival Boxes.