Rotary Collection for Philippines ShelterBoxes

Cranleigh Rotarians have been out in force in the village, collecting for the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines. Their efforts have raised over £7,000 towards ShelterBoxes, with an extra sum anticipated from Gift Aid.

Rotary International and the UK-based ShelterBox organisation have been in partnership for many years, with Rotary clubs around the world providing funds that go towards replenishing the supply of ShelterBoxes. These remarkably compact containers typically include a tent, water purification kit, blankets, tools, and other necessities to help a family survive after a disaster. They can be sent at short notice ShelterBox Philippineswherever they are needed.
ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.
When the worst storm ever to make landfall in recorded history struck the Philippines on 8 November, ShelterBox was already in the country, providing aid to families who had lost homes in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck in September.
“The Rotary Club of Cranleigh has always sought to support ShelterBox in its efforts to assist disaster-struck areas,“ said David Gill, President of the Cranleigh club. “Thanks to the remarkable generosity of the people of Cranleigh, we have been able to send enough funds for 12 ShelterBoxes that can be used in the Philippines.“
Anyone wanting to learn more about Cranleigh Club’s support for ShelterBoxes should contact David Gill on 271565 or Andy Kolmar on 274547. Further details about ShelterBox can be found at .