Each year natural disasters occur throughout the world and it’s difficult to respond to each and everyone. So to be proactive we channel our support by annual contributions to Shelter Box and Aqua Box who are both internationally respected Rotary Partners. These boxes are then ready and available to be dispatched as the need arises.

These sturdy green ShelterBoxes are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life. Each contains a family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe space in which people can start to recover from physical and emotional trauma. The contents differ depending on the disaster and the climate, but items such as solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils help start the process of creating a home.
Disasters leave behind damaged infrastructure and contaminated water supplies. People resort to drinking any water they can find, usually from polluted sources. Those who drink this unsafe water are at increased risk from water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. The elderly and very young are particularly vulnerable, with approximately 2,000 children under 5 years dying every day.
AQUABOX is a simple, low-cost filtration system that can provide purified drinking water to a family of five for up to a year.
In Canada the AQUABOX project is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stratford