Expands Rotary's humanitarian reach around the world and promotes world understanding and peace.
In March 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam was one of the worst disasters to ever hit the Pacific region. Packing winds of up to 250 kilometres per hour, the category-five system caused widespread devastation in Vanuatu's leaving 75,000 people in need of emergency shelter, and 96 per cent of food crops were destroyed.
Our club has long standing ties with Vanuatu and through Miriam Jacka the club donated $2,500 towards cost of a container loaded with all sorts of aids material.
We sponsored two Shelter-boxes each costing $1,000 including delivery providing emergency shelter and vital supplies to support the local community overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
Each box bears its own unique number so a donor can track their box all the way to its recipient country via the website. Highly trained Shelter-box Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.
Box Number Destination Donation Date
3221 Chengdu, China 23 May 2008
3970 Mbabane, Swaziland 24 Jun 2008
3971 Mbabane, Swaziland 24 Jun 2008
9314 Japan 23 Sep 2010
9502 Colombia 01 Oct 2010
9530 Colombia 01 Oct 2010
12483 Nepal 12 Dec 2013
14950 To be deployed 21 Jun 2016
14955 To be deployed 21 Jun 2016
Note: 3221 is Bob Davison, Rest RCWPHC