Welcome our monthly eNewsletter for Shelterbox Australia.
July was another great month for donations as more Rotary Clubs dispersed their charity funds and the public gave generously. Our sincere thanks go out to all of those who contributed and you only have to read the reports below from Uganda and Russia to see just how much your efforts are both needed and appreciated.
July also saw the launch of the ShelterBox Australia App for Android phones. The app allows users to access the SBA website; blog; Facebook and Twitter pages all from one place. It also allows users to send an email or image to the Communications Officer direct from their phone, or link to the donations page. There is a calndar of upcoming events, but perhaps the most useful feature is the “Find Us” application that uses Google Maps to help users find the nearest ShelterBox speaker and Demo box.
The app is free to download from: http://ibuildapp.com/projects.php?action=info&projectid=256352
or from Google Play at: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=shelterbox+australia&c=apps
I hope to publish a version for iPhone soon, so watch this space.
This month’s quote, hard to believe at the moment but probably true, comes Eric Shanteau,
“There’s a lot more to life than just the Olympic Games”
Thanks for your support
SRTCommunications Officer, ShelterBox Australia
RUSSIA – Flooding
A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) led by Australian SRT member, Andrew Clouting has returned from Russia after delivering life saving aid to flood survivors in the Southern region of Krasnodar. 150 ShelterBoxes and 50 tents were distributed. Andrew said, ” I am proud to be part of ShelterBox who truly make a difference to displaced families’ You can read more here: RUSSIA
UGANDA – Mudslides
Heavy rains resulted in a large landslide on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Bududa in eastern Uganda at the end of June, sweeping away three villages and leaving hundreds of families homeless. A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) worked in conjunction with local Rotarians and the Ugandan Red Cross to distribute aid to those in need. A total of 115 boxes were distributed. Read more here: UGANDA