Sequim Sunrise Rotary raised $25,000 for ShelterBox Ukraine at their annual fundraising auction and raised over $23,000 for local community service projects and scholarships.
Sequim Sunrise Rotary has been involved with ShelterBox since 2008 and leads the world in Rotary ShelterBox Club contributions of over $191,000.
Why ShelterBox? ShelterBox is a rapid response disaster aid organization that the United Nations recognize for its speed in deploying and assessing the local situation. They also connect with other Non-Government Organizations to deliver the needed aid quickly. ShelterBoxes are customized for the country, climate, and type of crisis so that the assistance fits the need.
ShelterBox is a Rotary Project Partner in Disaster Relief but not a part of Rotary International. Because Rotary has 35,000 clubs in over 145 countries worldwide, it can provide ShelterBox with logistical ground support or local information. ShelterBox can connect with Rotary Clubs to get local help quickly.
The volunteer, ShelterBox Response Teams, were trained to assess the Ukraine, Poland, and Moldavia situation and were on the ground a week after the invasion as the refugees began to pour over the border into those neighboring countries.
If you would like to contribute to ShelterBox, please send a check to Sequim Sunrise Rotary Foundation, P.O Box 1521, Sequim, WA. 98382. indicate ShelterBox in the memo. Both Sequim Sunrise and ShelterBox are 501C charities.