With news of a major earthquake disaster in Haiti fresh in the public mind it was a timely decision by Wimborne Rotary to hold a weekend street collection in Wimborne in conjunction with Shelterbox, the disaster relief charity.
A display of a typical Shelterbox temporary shelter tent on the Minster Green provided a focus for the street collection undertaken by members of Wimborne Rotary. Shelterbox is a Rotary International Project Partner enabling Rotarians to take action directly with disaster-affected communities around the world.
The street collection resulted in raising nearly £700 which will provide 10 Shelter kits to families in disaster affected areas of the world. Each Shelter kit is packed with tools and heavy-duty materials to help families repair their homes and recover from disaster.
Wimborne Rotary president, Jan Baseley said: “We are so grateful for the generosity of the people of Wimborne. The amount collected has enabled us to make a positive contribution to the valuable work undertaken all over the world by Shelterbox when disaster strikes.”
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