Kintore Rotary issue plea for Shelterbox
07/10/18 14:21 Filed in: News
On Friday 28 September, a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Shortly after, a deadly tsunami tore through the region, flattening everything in its path and turning thousands of homes to rubble.
Kintore, Kemnay and District Rotary Club believe that their Shelterbox
could be a lifesaver in the aftermath of this dreadful disaster.
Families have been left devastated as they struggle with the catastrophic aftermath. 1,407 people have died and 66,000 homes have been damaged or flattened.
Almost 71,000 people have been displaced and thousands are still searching for lost family members, whilst also enduring landslides and power outages.
A highly-trained response team is on the ground in Indonesia working to help survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. The challenges are huge and we can’t give back what was lost, but we're determined to do everything we can to help the families who need us. Shelterbox
is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. Shelterbox
provides the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform lives
To find out more about Shelterbox come along and see it for yourself on Saturday (October 13). The Rotary team will be on hand to demonstrate Shelterbox between 10 am and 2pm in the forecourt in front of the Town House.
As well as seeing Shelterbox
for yourself, you will get a chance to donate to the supply of Shelterboxes
, which cost £590. It would be great if Kintore could show its support for Indonesia by raising enough for at least one Shelterbox