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ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and life saving supplies to displaced families.

Founded in 2000, it has responded to just under 200 natural or man-made disasters in 75 countries, supplying aid to more than 600,000 people, and delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless worldwide.

The contents of a ShelterBox are tailored to the nature and location of the disaster.

Each ShelterBox typically contains a tent designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, water purification kit, blankets, tools, and other necessities to help a family survive after a disaster.

ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organizations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.

Rotary International

Rotary International signed an agreement with ShelterBox in March 2012 which increases their joint capacity to help families around the world displaced by disaster. The agreement formalizes the twelve-year bond between the two organizations and cements the place of Rotarians around the world at the heart of ShelterBox activities. It is the first time that any organization has become an officially recognized ‘Project Partner’ of Rotary International.

Some Rotarians are ShelterBox Response Team members who go out to disaster areas and provide hands-on help during times of need. These disasters can be anything from dealing with the aftermath of tsunamis to helping refugees from war-torn countries who have fled conflict.

ShelterBox was founded by Rotarian Tom HendersonImage in 2000 as a Rotary Club Millennium Project of the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, UK. It has since become one of the world’s leading humanitarian aid charities providing emergency shelter and supplies to over 107,000 families worldwide following disaster.

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