ShelterBox Response to Japan and Other Disasters

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ShelterBox Response to Japan and Other Disasters

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  ShelterBox Response to Japan and Other Disasters


ShelterBox is responding to multiple disasters around the world, including Japan, Bolivia and Madagascar and needs help to send more aid and replenish stock to help us prepare for future disasters.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Japan – Earthquake and Tsunami left 500,000+ displaced Initial 444 boxes arrived in country as of March 17; hundreds more en route Bolivia – Flooding and Landslides claiming 50 lives and left thousands homeless 200 ShelterBoxes have been sent. 125 ShelterBoxes have been delivered to families who lost their homes. Madagascar – Landslides and Flood Damage left thousands homeless 400 ShelterBoxes and 4 Classrooms in a Box were sent to the worst affected areas.

How will this project solve this problem?

ShelterBox is delivering aid in the form of shelter, warmth and dignity to disaster survivors. Each box contains a disaster relief tent, water purification, cook-stove, cooking and eating utensils, blankets and other tools to help families rebuild.

Potential Long Term Impact

ShelterBoxes help families rebuild their lives after losing everything in a disaster. Since 2000, ShelterBox has helped over a million disaster survivors in more than 70 countries after over 140 disasters.

Project Message

(On Bolivia) Seeing the desperation in the faces of mothers and young children was incredibly upsetting. However, the mood changed completely when we were able to distribute ShelterBoxes.
- Peter Pearce, ShelterBox Response Team Member

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $21,763
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $53,237
Total Funding Goal: $75,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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