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ShelterBox Australia

Every year hundreds and thousands of communities, often with no warning, lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival. 

With the help of Rotary, ShelterBox Australia provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. 

Since ShelterBox began in 2000, they have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Syria crisis, and the biggest storm to ever make landfall – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; ShelteBox  has responded to some of the largest humanitarian crises the modern world has ever known. Alongside this, ShelterBox has also helped many thousands of people displaced by disasters that are not featured in the media. Simply put, if there are families in need of emergency shelter, we will do everything we can to help them. 

Our vision 

A world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives.

Our mission

To rapidly provide emergency shelter and vital aid to stabilise, protect and support communities overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.          

How can you help?

Your donation, no matter how small or large made through the Rotary Club of Noosa Heads will go toward sponsoring a box. Sponsoring a box costs $1,000, including delivery direct to those who need it. Individual donations made direct through our club are combined toward the purchase of a ShelterBox.

Every cent and every dollar goes to ShelterBox Australia. THERE ARE NO ADMINISTRATION COSTS, NO DEDUCTIONS.


                                                    BENDIGO BANK.   BSB 633 000
                                                    ROTARY CLUB OF NOOSA HEADS
                                                    ACCOUNT NUMBER: .....135570869
                                                    REFERENCE: .................. SHELTERBOX

Enquiries ring.......... Webmaster Geoff Bone 0427 708 928

Each ShelterBox bears its own unique number so, as a donor you can track your box all the way to its recipient country via the website.

Highly trained ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.

Since its inception in 2000, ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of international disaster relief, providing emergency shelter for the people who need it most on every continent.

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