by Winston Chua
ALHAMBRA – This past Tuesday the Rotary Club of Alhambra raised $2,000,enough to provide two ShelterBoxes to needy people in Haiti. They plan, as ateam, to provide more of those valued boxes as the weeks progress to help someof the hundreds of thousands of homeless people in the region.
A ShelterBox is a 49 gallon box that weighs 110 pounds. Thebox, once delivered, can be used as a water tank, food storage bin or table. Itincludes a 10-person tent with interior privacy partitions, outer fly-sheet andrepair kit. International relief standards consider the tents “wintersuitable.”
The more money the Alhambra Rotary provides, the moreShelterBoxes will reach Haiti, according to Rotarian Raymond Poon. The reliefeffort is not limited to Alhambra. Each and every Rotary Club is encouraged topartner together as a family to pool their resources and find ways to donate.
ShelterBox has a team on the ground in Port au Prince toprovide security, logistics and communications aid. They have at least threeseparate operational centers there.
On a side note, the Club honored Bruce Stedman, JaneAnderson, Bob Mesa, Bill Kinman and Gary Yamauchi for various accomplishments.
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