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postheadericon 004 Rotary Club Radio – How can your Rotary Club help Haiti?

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Rotary Club Radio Episode 004

In this episode: How can your Club help Haiti?

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You probably have heard by now that the Island of Haiti was struck with a massive 7.0 Earthquake a continues to be rattled hourly by aftershocks that are as violent as a 5.0 earthquake. The people of Haiti have been dealt an incredible blow to their community and Rotary has stepped up efforts with Shelter Box to provide over 700 shelter boxes with more to come. A 3 person SRT team is already on the ground and is organizing the immediate distribution of the Shelter Boxes. I had an opportunity to interview a SRT Member ~ David Eby ~ at the District Conference last April and he is currently on deployed in Haiti.

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But, what about our Club? What ideas do you have as a club to help in Haiti?

  • Collect money for a Shelter Box?
    – Will sustain 10 people with shelter, water purification, and cooking supplies.
    Cost: $1,000
  • Send Money to District 7020
    – Coordinating relief strategies for Haiti
    – http://www.clubrunner.ca/dprg/dxhome/_home.aspx?did=7020
    Cost: $ Donation
  • Collect Clothes, Shoes, and other supplies to be shipped to Haiti?
    – Needs to be organized and implemented immediately.
    – Possible involvement with schools and other community groups.

We know that the first 48 – 72 hours of an earthquake crisis are very important to the survival of the event. As I write this, we are approaching 68 hours and rescue will begin to turn into recovery efforts. Current estimates of death are between 50,000 – 100,000, but disease and violence will take more in the coming days and weeks. Sanitary conditions are terrible and clean water isn’t widely available ~ except via relief efforts.

The recovery for this region is expected to take years and already there are hundreds of thousands left homeless and afraid to even go back to their homes for fear that another earthquake will strike.

Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org

www.shelterbox.org

Rotary District 7020

Relevant Videos

Interview with David Eby, SRT Member Currently Deployed to Haiti

Interview with Tom Henderson, Founder of Shelter Box

To contact the host of this program with questions, show ideas, or any other reason, email him at: kirk@rotaryclubradio.com

postheadericon 003 Rotary Club Radio – Haiti Relief Efforts via Rotary and Shelter Box

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Rotary Club Radio Episode 003

In this episode: Emergency Efforts for Haiti Earth Quake Victims via Rotary and Shelter Box.

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ShelterBoxes for Haiti being packed by the team of volunteers

Tens of thousands dead, even more left homeless and scenes of chaos; this is the picture coming out of the Caribbean island of Haiti.

The catastrophe continues to unfold and ShelterBox are working round the clock to ensure emergency shelter reaches the island as quickly as possible. Reports from Haiti say thousands of people have been sleeping in the open air for the second night running, with some people even being forced to sleep among dead bodies.

With such a pressing need for emergency shelter provision, ShelterBox is dispatching 700 ShelterBoxes with even more to be packed before the end of the week. ShelterBox is using all of the resources available to make sure immediate aid reaches Haiti. Boxes are being shipped direct from ShelterBox HQ, from prepositioned stock in Curacao and from El Salvador.

A three-person ShelterBox Response Team comprised of highly-experienced members David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK) are doing all they can to make it to Haiti as quickly as possible. Alongside this,the dedicated team of volunteers at ShelterBox HQ in the UK are giving up their time to help pack the ShelterBoxes ready for transportation.

ShelterBox Founder Tom Henderson said: ‘Our team around the world are doing all they can to ensure aid reaches the people of Haiti as soon as possible. With each day the need grows and we’re doing all we can to get help to the thousands of families affected by this tragedy.

‘The response from our volunteers and supporters has once again been sensational. We can’t do this without the public’s compassion and generosity. If you can help us, even in the smallest way, then please do.

www.shelterbox.org

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Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org
www.shelterbox.org
Rotary District 7020

Relevant Videos

Interview with David Eby, SRT Member Currently Deployed to Haiti

Interview with Tom Henderson, Founder of Shelter Box

To contact the host of this program with questions, show ideas, or any other reason, email him at: kirk@rotaryclubradio.com