This week's Guest Speaker is our own member, Steve Crosling who is the District Shelter Box Representative. Steve has held this position since 2014 and he works hard to promote this project throughout District 9790.
Whenever and wherever a disaster occurs, people become homeless. At this moment, it is estimated that 85 million people throughout the world will be homeless. Shelter Boxes endeavor to alleviate some of this homelessness by delivering aid in the form of a Shelter Box to people who have suffered homelessness because of these disasters. Each Shelter Box contains a family-sized tent especially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter.
The kits and boxes also contain items that will transform the temporary shelter into a home, like cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children.
Shelter Box is a project partner with Rotary International. By working together with Rotary, the two organisations are able to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that they can support more communities in desperate need of shelter.