Rotary raises money for Haiti
Published 8:36 pm Friday, January 22, 2010
The membership of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge proved once again that the club is, above all else, a service organization during its weekly meeting Tuesday.
At the suggestion of Rotarian Don Robinson, the members present raised $1,000 in donations to provide supplies to the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti.
The club’s donation will provide a Shelter Box to help at least 10 Haitians survive as the country deals with the catastrophic earthquake. The Shelter Box initiative is a project favored by Rotary International and has responded with survival supplies to recipients affected by disasters all over the world.
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The actual survival package is a 40-gallon plastic box packed with various supplies to aid up to 10 people. Included in the box is a 10-person tent, blankets, a basic tool kit, cooking utensils, mosquito nets, and a multi-fuel stove, among other various supplies adapted to specific needs.
Also included in the box is a children’s pack containing drawing books, crayons and pens.
For more information and instructions for donations, please visit www.shelterbox.org.