Tent camps like the above now exist in Nepal after villages have been destroyed by the April earthquake. The start of the monsoon season makes the need for better shelter even more urgent than before. Donations to ShelterBox via Rotary will greatly assist the delivery of essentials to people who need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of such a disaster. Each Box typically contains a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack. 2ST asks Southern Highlands families – “could we cope with this?”
Donations to Rotary can be made via BDCU Alliance Bank and online to ShelterBox at: http://www.shelterboxaustralia.com.au/
Nepal’s monsoon season starts on the 1st July. Imagine your family in the wind, the rain and the elements. Tens of thousands of survivors of the earthquake are at very high risk of hepatitis and one of the major priorities is the provision of shelter that will help them physically and psychologically to get through this world crisis. You can help out. Your donation to Rotary can be made through the BDCU Alliance Bank (where receipts for your donation will be issued) and through the Money Spinner (outside Coles, Bowral).
You can also make donations online at: http://www.shelterboxaustralia.com.au/
Each shelter box helps 10 people. A complete ShelterBox will provide a family with the shelter and other vital equipment they need to survive after a disaster and start rebuilding their lives. ShelterBox aid is customised to suit the particular needs of families affected by a disaster, making sure the needs of families who have lost everything are met in the most efficient way possible.
A typical ShelterBox
http://www.2st.com.au/graeme-day/84881-southern-highlanders-get-together-to-help-nepalto-help-nepal Graeme Day © 2ST
Last Sunday members of Berrima Rotary braved the cold to help The Salvation Army with their Red Shied appeal.