Founded in 2000, ShelterBox provides desperately needed housing when disaster strikes. Humanitarian organizations often supply food and medical supplies but sometimes cannot provide shelter. This is a brilliant life saving project that brings tears to our eyes.
Mar 18, 2016
ShelterBox is a humanitarian project created to provide shelter for people when disaster strikes. This quote is from their website shelterboxusa.org:
Every year, hundreds of thousands of families across the world lose everything when disasters strike. Often with no warning, families lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival.
Since we began in 2000, we have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.
The top priority of many aid organizations is to provide food, water and medical care to help people survive the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Without protection from the elements, survivors are at a higher risk as they await nourishment or medical attention. We recognized that little or no assistance was given in terms of proper shelter to help them through the first few days, weeks and months as they tried to rebuild their lives. Today, ShelterBox assists disaster survivors during the critical period following a disaster but preceding reconstruction.
Posted by Kimmy Sophia Brown
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