ShelterBox is aiming to help up to 4,000 families following Typhoon Haiyan and has launched an Emergency Appeal. With 504 tents en route now from Dubai to Manila, our ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members are already on the ground in the Philippines carrying out assessments. We are working around the clock to ensure that we do all we can to help the families who have been affected. Read more here - http://shelterbox.org/news_global.php?id=1201

For Canadian Clubs, the Federal Government is matching $1 for $1 your contributions to a recognized charity and Shelterbox Canada is one. Please encourage  members to help.

 

You can go directly to their website and contribute safely on line. See the full details of the government matching program there.   http://www.shelterboxcanada.org/

The following is excerpted from a letter that Rotary International President Ron Burton just sent out: "Rotary partner ShelterBox has committed aid for thousands of families in the form of emergency shelter and other relief assistance. They were already in the Philippines when the typhoon hit providing aid to families who lost homes in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines in September.

Such disasters are the reason why we entered into our partnership with ShelterBox. On Friday, I visited their website and sponsored a ShelterBox to help a family in need, and I encourage you to do the same if you’re able to do so – any level of support will help to change lives for the better. The organization welcomes help from Rotary members to identify need and provide support. You can contact them at rotaryrequest@shelterbox.org."

 

 

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