The ShelterBox scheme provides practical assistance to people all over the world who suffer from natural disasters such as earthquake, fire and flood. ShelterBox also plays a significant role in areas of conflict. Boxes containing a shelter and vital survival equipment are flown to the area, usually accompanied by a small Shelterbox Response Team (SRT). Deployments are carried out with local and International NGOs. Using the global network of Rotary Clubs ensures aid is efficiently and rapidly delivered to those most in need.
The scheme was originated by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, but is now an official Rotary International Partner that carries the Rotary emblem across the world. There are also affiliated ShelterBox groups in other parts of the world, all working closely with HQ in Cornwall. The work of ShelterBox never ceases and should you be visiting the West Country, the new interactive ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro is well worth a visit!
Young ShelterBox is a popular charity with schools and Scout groups, with special educational resources for teachers and Scout leaders on ts own web page.
Clubs wishing to borrow the Shelterbox promotional material can now do so from a point near to home, by clicking on the green box and downloading the information sheet.
more As the full horror of the devastation emerged daily, it was clear that help was desperately needed as after-shocks caused more death and destruction.
more Isabelle Mayhead aged 8 of Oakfield School has organised a bring & buy sale at her school to raise funds for Rotary's ShelterBox scheme.
more Rotary Clubs throughout the District have been quick to respond to the emergency in Pakistan
more When the deadly Ebola virus was killing thousands of people in West Africa, Brian Jonson and Marlow Rotary club sprung into action partnering with RC Monrovia in Liberia. Lives were saved and the partnership endures to address the aftermath of the crisis.
more a new partnership, initiated in May 2021 to address short, medium and longer term community needs in Madhya Pradesh and Gujerat
more Aquabox Response to the Bahamas in the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian
more Creating clean water storage in dry lands, using local resources and creating sustainable futures
more Working, funding and forging relationships with organisations which aim to alleviate the effects of poverty, disease (HIV/AIDS) and violence on African children and the greater communities that they live in.
more Information on the opportunities for fellowship with Rotarians around the globe.
more Partner organisation for District 1090
more Microcredits and animal husbandry education
more Rotary Doctor Bank is a charity run by Rotarians in South Wales and maintains a register of doctors and nurses who carry out voluntary work abroad.
more The Rotary Box Schemes are an important contribution to practical aid in countries suffering from poverty and disasters.
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