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Shelter boxes helping homeless quake victims

ROTARY clubs are continuing to do their bit to help the Haiti earthquake survivors.

ROTARY clubs are continuing to do their bit to help the Haiti earthquake survivors.

Solihull members have donated £2000 to the international relief effort. So far, Rotarians worldwide have sent 7000 Shelter Boxes to Haiti.

Money is also being used to provide Aquaboxes – which Haitians will use to distill clean, drinking water.

Rotarian Ted Trowsdale said Shelter Boxes were useful to those who were left homeless, after last month’s quake.

“Each box contains something for all the family, apart from a tent, there is everything from tools and cooking utensils, to children’s material.

“Each tent can provide shelter for 10 people, and can be used until permanent accommodation is made available.”

All this week, Solihull Rotary have set up shop in Touchwood, raising awareness for the projects they are involved in.

They’re one of the first groups to use Your Space, a vacant shop that has been made available for charities and community groups.

Their display will remain up until lunchtime today (Friday).

* Rotary will also be visiting Mell Square (on February 19 and 20), and Solihull Morrisons (February 23).

If you’d like to get involved with local groups call Ted on 0121 705 2694 or Alan Murray on 0121 705 1897.

 

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