There has been a fantastic response from the public to the disaster in the Philippines. Members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend responded by collecting money to send ShelterBoxes to families that have lost their homes.
They were in Gravesend town centre on the 16th November showing off one of the special tents and the other contents of ShelterBoxes. Thanks to the generosity of the people of Gravesend over £1,500 was raised and, with the addition of further money from Rotarians, £1,800 was sent to ShelterBox to buy three ShelterBoxes.
David Hatcher thanked us for our donation:
This is a terrific result that I know will make a difference to the lives of at least 3 families, if not more.
The support you give to ShelterBox is outstanding –please convey my personal thanks to the Club, since because of donations like this I am hopeful I will never again be in the position of being unable to help deserving families I have the privilege to meet in the field.
I am being deployed to the Philippines next Wednesday so it’s good to know that others are equally supportive of the small contribution I will be making by donating my time and energy over the next few weeks.
Since this collection our team has visited two primary schools to tell them about ShelterBox and seek their support.
More about ShelterBox’s work in the Philippines (opens in a new page/tab)