Posted by Gary Chamberlain on Feb 21, 2024
Bill Tuszynski a member of the Quakertown Rotary Club and the Shelter Box representative for Rotary District 7430 ShelterBox Emergency Disaster Relief . He presented to our club on Shelter Boxes impact. Bill explained that Shelter Box was started in the year 2000 in a Rotary club in England. This year alone it had helped 2,500,000 individuals with shelter, from a staggering 100,000,000 displaced people in the world. Shelter Boxes and the kits are currently deployed in Africa, Middle East, Greece, Caribbean, Ukraine and more. Shelter Boxes are stored in Turkey, Panama, and the Philippines for quicker deployment. Local Rotary clubs help with the deployment in their area. Bill shared stories of four displaced families and how Shelter Box had made a difference in their lives.
Bill presented our club with the Silver Hero Award for our club's donations to Shelter Box 2023-2024. Our club has provided 20 Shelter Boxes over the years, each box costs $1,000. the picture shows Bill Tuszynski, Lisa Grace (Club President), Jesse Brookreson (Club Shelter Box committee chair).