Nepal Disaster Relief

 

On May 13 and May 14, a few members of our club solicited donations from the generous folks of Pemberton to go towards our contributions to ShelterBox Canada.  Our club has already committed to purchase 1 ShelterBox and we wanted to reach out to the community and let them know about this amazing organization and at the same time raise a few more dollars.  In a couple of hours each day we raised an additional $600.  Thank you Pemberton!

Please read our news release below;

Nepal Disaster Relief

 

Rotary Club of Pemberton will be at the Pemberton Valley Supermarket on Wednesday May 13 and Thursday May 14 between 4pm and 6pm collecting donations for the relief effort in Nepal.  The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people, injured 18,000 and has left many thousands of families struggling to survive.  Rotary has already contributed $1,000 to purchase a complete family survival kit from ShelterBox Canada.  The survival kit contains a family tent with thermal liner, blankets and ground sheets, water storage and purification, solar lamps, cooking utensils, tool kit, and children’s activity pack.  With the support and assistance of Rotary International, ShelterBox was an early contributor to the relief effort providing approximately 1,000 units to the worst hit areas.  Rotary Club of Pemberton member Liz Scroggins said, “This is part of the reason why I joined Rotary – to help out less fortunate people around the world.  Especially in times of need like this.”  If you are out and about on Wednesday or Thursday please feel free to stop by the Supermarket and talk to your local Rotarians about the relief effort.  And if you can, we urge you to contribute your spare change to a good cause.

 

To learn more about ShelterBox visit www.shelterboxcanada.org