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 ShelterBox.org.
Thanks For Your Support...k

3 comments:

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

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

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  3. It is so great to see so many people reaching out to help.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Xo,
    E&J

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