By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox For over 20 years, Rotary and ShelterBox have worked together to support families with a place to call home after disaster. ShelterBox teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential aid to support them in rebuilding their lives. This International Women’s Day we are sharing stories of the … More ShelterBox and Rotary stand with Women after disaster
By Alex Youlten, Rotary Partnership Manager at ShelterBox “Unprecedented” must be one of the most used words in 2020 – mainly connected to the global impact of the coronavirus but also true of the number of extreme weather events around the world. For ShelterBox, Rotary’s partner in disaster response, the end of the calendar year … More Disasters haven’t stopped for coronavirus. Neither have Rotary and ShelterBox.
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff In 2000, the idea for ShelterBox was conceived by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The club was an established group of around 40 people, who had been involved in a variety of charitable activities, both at home and abroad. The idea was sparked by watching the news … More Celebrating 20 years of 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
By Rotary International Staff As people of action, Rotary members want to find ways to respond to COVID-19, which is now a global pandemic, and to help people affected by it. The Rotary Foundation offers several options that Rotarians can use to help care for and protect people in their own communities and others around … More Grant options to respond to COVID-19
After the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in both Abaco and Grand Bahama, almost every island had experienced the powerful force of mother nature and witnessed the sheer destruction of natural disasters. Some lost their homes, their loved ones and some lost their lives. Spirits were broken. Julien Believe, singer, songwriter and Rotarian used his voice … More Artists unite to help The Bahamas rebuild
By Carla Sateriale, member of the Rotaract Clubs of Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green in England and 2018-19 Communications Officer for Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland ShelterBox delivers boxes of aid in disaster zones, right? That’s what I used to think. Since I got involved in Rotaract in 2014, I’ve heard various people … More What is ShelterBox all about?
By Jim Robinson, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Rotary Liaison at ShelterBox At ShelterBox we are incredibly proud of our partnership with Rotary. As project partners in disaster relief since 2012, we have worked together since our inception in 2000. Around 90% of our responses feature engagement with and support from Rotary members on the ground, right … More ShelterBox and Rotary work together in Malawi
By James Bolton, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland in collaboration with ShelterBox Organizations such as Rotary and our project partners ShelterBox may have an adult profile, but the momentum is growing among a younger generation to create the next big humanitarian wave. ShelterBox had its origins in the Rotary movement 18 years ago, and now … More Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action
By ShelterBox Local Rotarians in countries affected by disasters often contribute vital support to ShelterBox responses, providing valuable points of contact for Response Teams through first-hand knowledge, introductions, logistical assistance, and vital links into communities. Throughout August 2018, a series of earthquakes struck the Island of Lombok in Indonesia killing more than 460 people and … More Inspiring Women of Action