Update on worldwide Haitian relief effort
The aid operation from the UK continues. Another 1,800 ShelterBoxes are set to be flown from Stansted Airport, London to Santa Domingo, the Dominican Republic, on Friday, where they will be transported overland to Port au Prince. It will bring the total number of ShelterBoxes deployed in Haiti to more than 7,000 boxes, providing emergency shelter to more than 70,000 people. ShelterBox Founder and CEO, Tom Henderson, added: 'None of this would have been possible without the fantastic fundraising efforts from ShelterBox supporters around the world. The need is huge but the response is matching it. 'I know our supporters will keep on going, keep on fundraising and keep on helping us make a difference.' Our Rotary District has contributed $40,000 to date. More is still needed.