This World Humanitarian Day, ShelterBox would like to thank its vast global community of humanitarians that make its disaster relief work possible.
To all of our speakers, fundraisers, donors, supporters, volunteers, staff, interns, affiliates, partners, Rotarians, Scouts, Guides, schools, and those of you who just speak the word ‘ShelterBox’, thank you! Your passion, hard work and dedication helps millions of people in need worldwide, bringing them shelter, warmth and dignity.
By working together we have helped well over one million people affected by disaster on over 220 deployments in almost 90 countries since ShelterBox began in 2000.
Collaboration and cohesion is key on all deployments as seen in Nigeria last year in October when the worst flooding in 50 years consumed large swathes of the African country, forcing families to flee their homes.
ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member Steve Crabtree (UK) recounts his experience:
ShelterBox distributed 1,567 boxes of essential aid to communities in desperate need, having a huge impact on their lives. All of you had your part to play, from those spreading the word to the people raising funds to the box packers to the SRT members delivering the aid to the staff tying all the work together. Thank you for being a part of the ShelterBox community and being a humanitarian. You are making a real difference in the world.