Rotary Nepal Earthquake Appeal

nepal-boxThe Rotary Club of Henley Bridge would like to thank the people of Henley on Thames for their donations to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal last Saturday.  A total of £831.95 was raised.

These funds will go towards the purchase of Shelterboxes for the homeless earthquake survivors.

Each Shelterbox, costs £590, and is tailored to a particular disaster but typically includes a relief tent for a family of 10, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit and children’s activity pack. For colder countries, we can deliver winterised aid that includes more blankets and groundsheets and a thermal liner that fits between the inner and outer layers of the tent retaining more heat.

With so many people sleeping outside, the terrible weather makes the speed of humanitarian aid even more crucial.

ShelterBox has 500 tents and 500 shelter kits – a mix of tools and tarpaulins to make basic shelters – arriving in Nepal shortly. It has already distributed tents to four damaged hospitals in Kathmandu, so patients can be treated and even operations carried out outdoors away from buildings that are threatened by continuing aftershocks. Further stocks of aid are on standby in Dubai, and all inbound routes are being assessed, including via India.

Shelterbox, a partner organisation of Rotary International, provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis throughout the world.

For further informatin or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Joy Arnott, President Elect, Rotary Club of Henley Bridge 01189 406638. Email: joyarnott@hotmail.com

 

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