Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis

By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff To curb the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have imposed restrictions to keep people washing their hands, limiting social contact, and remaining in their homes. But what if you don’t have a home, access to clean water, or a local support network to begin with? That’s the situation … More Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis

Virtually connecting young leaders through RYLA

By Juliana Corredor González, member of the Rotary E-Club of Latin America This first E-RYLA in Latin America is an initiative started by my Rotary E-Club of Latin America and our E-Rotaractors of Latin America, two completely virtual clubs. The event will be taking place over three Sundays in May, each consisting of a 4-hour … More Virtually connecting young leaders through RYLA

Ways to serve your community during the pandemic

By Jeff Smith, District 7170 Community Service Chair, United States Our district and clubs are taking action during this pandemic to support each other and our communities. Many communities have embarked on recovery strategies which tend to follow three distinct phases: response (0 to 6 months), recovery (3 to 12 months) and resiliency (12 to … More Ways to serve your community during the pandemic

Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines

By Flordeliza Castro Ampatuan, District 3820 Community Service Chair and Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator for Zone 10B, Philippines To help slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Metro Manila area and Luzon archipelago, the Philippine government enforced a community quarantine on 16 March, 2020. The exact numbers of healthcare workers, particularly doctors … More Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines

The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

By Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) and member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton, Canada Rotary International has long committed access to safe water and sanitation as one of our Areas of Focus. The reality is that the majority of healthcare facilities in developing countries do … More The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox

By Yi Shun Lai, ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer First: Stay in place. The families we meet on deployment for ShelterBox are in deep need: Many of their homes have blown away; their villages are in disarray, and the supply chains for necessities like food and water are still down. But they are still alive after hurricanes because … More Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox