Shelter Box

SBShelterBox was founded in 2000 in the small town of Helston in Cornwall, UK. That same year the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard adopted it as its millennium project. Little did they know that it would become a Rotary project partner, with an ever-growing number of international affiliates.

ShelterboxThe first consignment of 143 boxes was sent to earthquake victims in the Indian state of Gujarat in January 2001. Over the next three years the project matured and by the end of 2004 nearly 2,600 boxes had been dispatched, following 16 major disasters. On 26 December 2004, news came of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami and ShelterBox faced its most significant challenge, one that would change its course forever. Donations and volunteers poured in and they were able to ramp up their operations on a scale unimaginable just six months earlier.

In 2005 they sent out more than 22,000 boxes, almost 10 times the number they had sent out in the previous three years. Not only were they sending aid to survivors of the Tsunami, but they were also able to help those who had lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina and the massive earthquake that hit the Kashmir region of Pakistan. In just a few short months, ShelterBox had emerged as a major player in the field of international disaster relief.

ShelterBox Vision

A world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives.

ShelterBox Mission

To rapidly provide emergency shelter and vital aid to stabilize, protect and support communities overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

For more information, visit http://www.shelterbox.org

Upcoming Events

Rotary District 7450 Inc Board Meeting
April 26th 2018
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Rotarians At Work Day
April 28th 2018
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Annual District Training Assembly
May 5th 2018
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BBQ and Installation of District Officers
June 7th 2018
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Council of Governors Meeting
June 14th 2018
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The Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club
TREE PLANTING!!!

Please join us for FUN, FRESH AIR & FELLOWSHIP as we help make our community a beautiful place to live!

The planting SET UP will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018.
The ACTUAL TREE PLANTING will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

STAY TUNNED for further information regarding the location and times of this amazing event! If you have any questions please contact Bob Streitel by email at Bobstreitel@Gmail.com
We hope to see you there to participate in this wonderful community service opportunity!

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CALL for VOLUNTEERS – COURSE MARSHALLS
The 20th Anniversary BVHAC Challenge for Cancer Bike Tour takes place on Sunday, JUNE 24th!

If you do not ride on the day of, please think about lending your time as a Course Marshall on the roads of beautiful Chester County! It is a great way to give back to the community and help support a wonderful cause!

All course marshall volunteers are being invited to join us at the BBQ after their shift is over for lunch and Victory Beer! They will also receive a 20th Anniversary t-shirt and a special thank you!

Please think of volunteering your time at bit.ly/2DoDywb

Ride registration is still open to ride as an individual or a team as well! Please join us on JUNE 24th! www.cccride.com

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