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What does ShelterBox do?

What does ShelterBox do?

ShelterBox is a charity that delivers aid to families devastated by conflict or disaster, to give them durable shelter and the tools to rebuild communities. Our global network of supporters, staff and volunteers make it possible to deliver aid to some of the most remote communities in the world.

What comes in a ShelterBox?

Providing Shelter, Supporting Recovery

  • Tents. When disaster strikes, families need shelter to feel safe again.
  • Shelter kits.
  • Solar Lights.
  • Blankets.
  • Water filters and carriers.
  • Kitchen sets.
  • Mosquito nets.
  • A ShelterBox.

Who runs ShelterBox?

The court heard Tom Henderson founded the charity in 2000 in his garage and it grew following the Tsunami of 2004 and the Haiti earthquake two years later. He was domineering, arrogant and regarded himself “untouchable” because of its success, prosecutor Warren Hornsby said.

How much does it cost to buy a ShelterBox?

They are sealed and banded for transit and security. Box contents vary depending on the nature of the disaster requiring their use. The price of a complete Shelter Box is $1,000 (US).

Is ShelterBox a good charity?

ShelterBox was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019 for our work in conflict zones. In 2021, Shelterbox reached the milestone of providing life-saving aid to more than 2 million people. ShelterBox USA is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2004, and donations are tax-deductible.

What does the Rotary Foundation do?

Our mission. The Rotary Foundation helps Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

Is ShelterBox an NGO?

ShelterBox Operations Philippines is a non-government organisation (NGO) that aims to provide emergency shelter for families affected by disasters in the Philippines.

Can you buy a ShelterBox?

Is it possible to purchase a ShelterBox, ShelterKit or ShelterBox Tent for personal use? ShelterBox currently does not produce tents or other equipment for commercial sale. We only produce ShelterBoxes, ShelterKits and other aid items to be delivered as part of a deployment following a disaster or conflict.

How did ShelterBox start?

ShelterBox was founded to provide emergency shelter to people affected by disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. In 2002, ShelterBox’s American affiliate was adopted as a project of the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota, FL.

When was ShelterBox founded?

2000, Helston, United Kingdom

What is the wife of a Rotarian called?

While the name “Rotary Ann” has not gone completely out of favor, wives are more commonly known as “Rotary Spouses” or “Partners.” In 1987, women were admitted to Rotary, and today women are the fastest growing segment of Rotary’s membership. Why were wives of male members affectionately called “Rotary Anns”?

How do I ask my Rotary for money?

Contact your local Rotary Club’s president or secretary to discuss the project or the reason you are seeking a donation. Ask if you can meet in person to describe your project in more detail.