Posted on Apr 01, 2019
 
 
 
Letter received from Shelterbox ambassador Kieryn Deutrom  ........
 
Dear Rotary Club of Stirling, Rotary Club of Mitcham, Rotary Club of Goolwa, Rotary Club of Waikerie and Rotary Club of Blackwood, 
 
Congratulations on being a ShelterBox Bronze Champion for 2017-2018.  Out of over 1100 clubs you are among an elite group that are dedicated to ensuring families in disaster have shelter in their time of need.
 
ShelterBox is proud to be Rotary International’s Project Partner in disaster relief, further strengthening a global circle of friendship. 
 
This year ShelterBox has launched the ShelterBox Champion Awards to formally acknowledge the amazing support that Rotary provides in supporting families that are left without shelter.
 
Natural and other disasters are inevitable and frequent, and the need is continuous. In 2018, with global Rotary support, ShelterBox provided shelter and life-saving items for 42,000 families robbed of their homes by disaster and conflict. That is 210,000 people helped on the road to rebuilding and recovery. 
 
ShelterBox Champions are made up of an elite group of Rotary clubs that have identified the continuing need to prepare for and immediately respond to the worst day ever. We would like to congratulate ShelterBox Champions who have made a lasting impact in worldwide disaster response by supporting ShelterBox annually for three consecutive years.
 
Once again we would like to thank you and congratulate you on your efforts for being one of a handful of ShelterBox Champions in 2017-2018.
 
We look forward to continue working with you to ensure families receive the emergency aid they need following a disaster. 
 
Kieryn