FORT WORTH, TEXAS, June 11, 2015– The Rotary Club of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw recently raised $2000 from their Flag Program to benefit ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe.
“The members of more than 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world place value in service above self,” said MIKE FREEMAN, President of the Rotary Club of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw. “We have a commitment to helping others in need.”
ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid—emergency tented shelter and other supplies, such as stoves, blankets and water filtration systems, among other tools to help families rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a disaster such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.
The organization is currently responding to disasters in Cameroon, Chile, Democratic Republic of Korea, Iraq, Nepal, Niger, and Syria.
“You never know when the next disaster might strike,” said Alan Monroe, Interim Executive Director of ShelterBox USA. “With generous donations such as this one from the Rotary Club of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, we can continue our mission of providing shelter, warmth and dignity to disaster survivors around the world including the most recent earthquake in Nepal.”
Those interested in supporting ShelterBox can make tax-deductible donations at http://www.shelterboxusa.org or by mailing a check to 8374 Market St. #203, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. For information or to make a contribution by phone, please call 941-907-6036.
About the Rotary Club of EAGLE MOUNTAIN-SAGINAW
(As Secretary of my Rotary Club, I, Nina Walsh, wrote this blurb for our local paper as part of the article on Rotary’s Shelter Box program. My club donated two Shelter Boxes to Nepal recently. )
EAGLE MOUNTAIN-SAGINAW ROTARY CLUB is a four year old fledgling club making a large impact on their community and world. The club financially supports the Saginaw Library Summer Reading Program, Community Link, Scholarships to attend RYLA (a Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program) for six seniors from the local high schools, Special Olympics, the Rotary Youth Exchange Program (an exchange student is going to ?? for the coming year. Extra hands are provided to assist with the Community Link’s Back-to-School and Christmas events. This past year one of the club members, Josh Richards of the Fossil Creek Nursery and Tree Farm, headed donating live Christmas trees to families through the Community Link. The club’s Flag Program brightens local neighborhoods’ patriotic spirit on National Holidays. Honor is bestowed upon the First Responders of the community annually at a breakfast. The major fundraiser is a Clay Shoot held in late October. More participants are always welcome! Information will be forthcoming on the club’s website and Facebook page (Eagle Mountain Saginaw Rotary Club).
About ShelterBox USA
Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided humanitarian aid—emergency tented shelter and other supplies, such as stoves, blankets and water filtration systems, among other tools to help families rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a disaster such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict. Each iconic green ShelterBox contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, stove, blankets and water filtration system, among other tools for survival. ShelterBox’s American affiliate, ShelterBox USA, is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. Individual tax-deductible donations to ShelterBox USA can be made at http://www.shelterboxusa.org or 941-907-6036.