Friday, March 18, 2011

Shelter Box

Started in England in 2000 by retired naval officer Tom Henderson, ShelterBox was conceived after  he watched a BBC program on the inefficiency of most disaster relief.

Tom learned that food and medicine were taken care of by the Red Cross and Salvation Army, but when a family or group left the refugee camp or shelter, they were usually homeless for a second time.
He developed a portable, self-contained kit consisting of a shelter and basic survival tools which remain the property of the people receiving the box. The first boxes were sent to India in October, 2000.

Each bin contains
-ten person tent
-thermal blankets and insulated ground sheets
-waterproof ponchos and bin bags
-multi fuel stove that can burn anything from diesel to old paint
-cooking bins, utensils, bowls, mugs
-collapsible water containers and water purification tablets
-basic tool kit: hammer, axe, saw, pliers, hoe head, trenching shovel, rope, etc.
-small children's pack with books, crayons, etc.
*each box is tailored to the event and needs of the victims

Shelter Box is a wonderful way to help the suffering people of Japan. Please consider giving to this worthy organization by clicking here or visiting
Thanks For Your Support...k


  1. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I had never heard of it but what a great cause...Carol

  2. Wonderful organization and initiative. Will be stopping there today.

  3. It is so great to see so many people reaching out to help.
    Have a wonderful weekend.


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