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The Rotary Club of Niwot
PO Box 20
Niwot, CO 80544

TO MAKE A DONATION
to SHELTERBOX:

Most US-based Rotary Clubs
donate through
www.ShelterBoxUSA
the North American arm of ShelterBox.

  • This helps assure fast and effective application of the donation.

  • ShelterBoxes are already in -route to Vanuatu and your donation helps replenish the units for additional shipments and fast emergency response to future disaster sites.

  • You will receive a letter informing you of the shipment of a ShelterBox you have contributed to.

Or contact us--The Niwot Rotary Club, and we will get the donation on the way.

 

The Rotary Club of Niwot is responsible for the content of this web site and we promote community and international service to help make our home a better place. Latest update: March 18, 2015.
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The Rotary Club of Niwot
supports
ShelterBox


The ShelterBox Project is a idea conceived and developed by a British Rotarian from Cornwall, England. It has grown world-wide and is conducted in America via its North American arm, ShelterBoxUSA.

At our March 2015 board meeting, The Rotary Club of Niwot voted to use club emergency relief funds to purchase and send 1 ShelterBox now and to immediately begin fund raising for a second. These unit costs $1000 each and we have previously purchased and sent at least eight units to Haiti, Chili and Japan. You can help, too!

Here is their current report on the disaster in Vanuatu. (Please scroll the inset if necessary.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ShelterBox USA | An International Project Partner
 
 
UPDATE: ShelterBox Vanuatu Response
 
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Tropical Cyclone Pam was a category five cyclone when it struck the South Pacific with winds peaking at 185mph. It veered off its expected course and struck Vanuatu early on Saturday, March 14th as one of the strongest cyclones experienced within the region.
 
Vanuatu has a population of 267,000 spread over 65 islands grouped into six provinces. A state of emergency has been declared in the Shefa province with other provinces still to be fully assessed. On Efate Island, located in Shefa, an estimated 90 % of structures are damaged or destroyed. More than 2,000 people are sheltering in over 25 evacuation centers across Efate, Torba and Penama provinces.

 
OUR RESPONSE:
 
On Friday, the scale of the Cyclone was starting to become clear, the Operations Department approached the government of Vanuatu, other aid agencies and the humanitarian departments of the governments of Australia and New Zealand.

As an immediate response, ShelterBox sent 1,000 Shelter repair kits to Vanuatu from one of our prepositioning hubs. For details about Shelter repair kits, click here for a printable flyer.
 

ShelterBox response team members have now arrived in Vanuatu and have been meeting with CARE International to discuss further response.

The Logistics Team is currently assessing the best options of transporting shelter kits into Vanuatu. However, movement in and out of the country is very slow at present, due to the lack of infrastructure and permission needed from the Vanuatu Government.
 

 

The Rotary Club of Niwot is responsible for the content of this web site and we promote community and international service to help make our home a better place. Latest update: March 18, 2015.
The Rotary name and logo are the exclusive property of Rotary International

201 The Rotary Club of Niwot - All Rights Reserved