Humane: Do Some Good
There comes a moment in some men’s lives when they have to stop, look at a situation, and take action to make it better. One such man is Tom Henderson, a Rotarian from the Helston-Lizard Club in Cornwall, UK and a former Royal Navy search and rescue diver. He wondered why most humanitarian aid after a disaster is given in the form of food or clothing, but rarely shelter. Could emergency shelter be provided in a quick and efficient way? Tom got an idea. Why not put a box together with all the basics for human survival? What should it contain? Let ShelterBox tell you about it:
We deliver the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster. When we send boxes, each one is tailored to a disaster but 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.
£55 warmth and protection - Thermal blankets and groundsheets help people stay warm once they have lost their homes.
£230 shelter for a family - Our disaster relief tent is custom made and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall.
£590 a new start - A complete ShelterBox will provide a family with the shelter and other vital equipment they need to rebuild their lives after a disaster or humanitarian crisis.
Syria Refugee Appeal - Most Urgent - How You Can Help
It’s been three years since the conflict broke out in Syria. Over 9 million people have been forced from their homes in the war-torn country having been exposed to violence and unremitting fighting. The majority now remain within the borders with no home to go to and no possessions. Over 2.5 million refugees, three quarters of them being women and children, still seek safety and shelter across neighbouring countries.
The vast majority of fleeing families arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. Many are injured from continuous bombing and shelling. They have no regular food and no income. Men, women and children are suffering through no fault of their own. They are in desperate need of shelter and other vital supplies.
ShelterBox has sent aid to support over 5,000 families in Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon and Jordan in some truly challenging situations. But three years on many thousands still need our help today more than ever. Our Operations team is working with partners in Syria and Lebanon to reach the most vulnerable families. Please help Syrian families and donate now.
Find out what ShelterBox is doing to help Syrian families in this video