Posted by Jim Goit on Sep 21, 2017
This has been a year of major environmental disasters! Category 5 Hurricane's like Harvey, Irma, Joes and Maria made their way through the Caribbean with sustained record-breaking wind speeds and storm surges causing untold personal damage and suffering.  The island of Barbuda is now considered uninhabitable as 95% of buildings were destroyed and there is no water or power.  Places liked the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Florida to name just a few other location have also been hard hit. 
But it's not just hurricanes that are causing devastation. There have been devastating flooding round the world. More than 1.7 million people have been affected in Nepal, while a third of Bangladesh is under water. Huge areas of India and Myanmar are also in need of support.  Earth quakes have recently caused major damage in Mexico. 
You and your club may be wondering how best to help in the face of such overwhelming need.
As official Project Partners in disaster relief, Rotary and ShelterBox work together to ensure that no family is left without shelter after disasters. ShelterBox teams are currently working with Rotarians in Districts where these disaster have occurred to determine the need and what can be done do to help.  But ShelterBox needs the support of Rotarians like you  in order to help families affected by these disasters around the world. 
Please consider ShelterBox as an avenue for you and your club to help give immediate relief to families whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed.  
Donations can be made online at where you will also find out more about the good work of Shelterbox.