Support Nepal Disaster Relief efforts today and Thursday, outside Pemberton Valley Supermarket, 4pm-6pm

Rotary Club of Pemberton will be at the Pemberton Valley Supermarket on Wednesday May 13 and Thursday May 14 between 4pm and 6pm collecting donations for the relief effort in Nepal.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on April 25 killed more than 8,000 people, injured 18,000 and has left many thousands of families struggling to survive.

The local Rotary club has already contributed $1,000 to purchase a complete family survival kit from ShelterBox Canada. The survival kit contains a family tent with thermal liner, blankets and ground sheets, water storage and purification, solar lamps, cooking utensils, tool kit, and children’s activity pack.

With the support and assistance of Rotary International, ShelterBox was an early contributor to the relief effort providing approximately 1,000 units to the worst hit areas.

Rotary Club of Pemberton member Liz Scroggins said, “This is part of the reason why I joined Rotary – to help out less fortunate people around the world. Especially in times of need like this.”

If you are out and about on Wednesday or Thursday please feel free to stop by the Supermarket and talk to your local Rotarians about the relief effort. And if you can, we urge you to contribute your spare change to a good cause.

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To learn more about ShelterBox visit www.shelterboxcanada.org.

Just two weeks after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated large parts of Nepal, leaving thousands dead and millions without homes, a second powerful quake has rocked the country.
 
The 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. Just like the first disaster two weeks ago, this quake could be felt as far away as Delhi and has been followed by several powerful aftershocks.
ShelterBox currently has several response teams working in the country to provide shelter for the people who were made homeless by the first quake.

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

If there are families in need of emergency shelter, ShelterBox does everything it can to help them rebuild their lives.

So far, ShelterBox response teams succeeded in providing shelter to almost 1,000 people in remote communities in the mountainous district of Sindhupalchok, despite almost impassible roads and heavy storms. They have also given tents to several hospitals in Kathmandu to provide safe spaces for people injured by the earthquakes to be treated.
However, the second earthquake means that thousands of communities, many of whom were just starting to recover from the first earthquake, are now in need of more help than ever before.
Your support means that our ShelterBox response teams can continue their work to provide shelter to communities in need, no matter how remote they may be.
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