Shelter Box Project
Imagine a massive earthquake strikes. Your home has been destroyed. What would you do? Where would you live? Now imagine a big green box arrives with a tent to shelter your family and the tools you need to help you rebuild your life. Simply put, that’s what we do--provide shelter, warmth and dignity to disaster survivors around the world. Since 2000, Shelter Box has responded to more than 170 disasters in over 70 countries. We’ve delivered more than 120,000 boxes and sheltered more than a million people.
12 years ago, a Rotarian spotted a gap in aid provision after natural disasters. While food and medicine were immediately delivered, little or no assistance was given in terms of proper shelter to help survivors through the first few days, weeks and months as they struggled to rebuild their lives.
Shelter Box was launched to fill that void. To date in excess of 120,000 Shelter Boxes have been deployed on the planet, on every continent except Antarctica.
Human beings on planet Earth who because of natural or manmade disasters find themselves with nothing. Shelter Box delivers the essentials that provide shelter, warmth and dignity. In addition to the basic shelter tent for a family of up to 10 people, the Shelter Box includes a stove, cooking and eating utensils, tools, a water purification system, bedding, protective materials such as state of the art mosquito netting and a pack of children’s books, pencils and crayons.