ShelterBox visits Hobart’s Salamanca Markets

ShelterBox's first display at Hobart's famous Salamanca Markets drew great interest.

ShelterBox’s first display at Hobart’s famous Salamanca Markets drew great interest.

 

Tasmanian ShelterBox Reps and Ambassadors were busy over the weekend, manning our first display at Hobart’s famous Salamanca Markets. The display, complete with relief tent and box contents, drew great interest from the public. The ShelterBox Australia team (comprising District Reps, Bill Dobson & Ian Routley and SBA Ambassador, Art Shrimpton) worked hard, engaging with the public and distributing information.

Bill said, “we talked to about 500 people between us and a good many of them already had some knowledge of ShelterBox. One American lady from WA had family in Ohio that had sponsored 10 ShelterBoxes but this was the first time she’d seen one ‘in the flesh’. There was great interest in setting up school projects from interstate visitors too.”

ShelterBox is currently busy helping disaster victims in the Philippines and Lebanon and monitoring developing situations in Tonga, Brazil and Central African Republic. If you would like to organise a guest speaker or initiate a school project such as our Socks 4 Syria campaign, please contact: volunteer@shelterbox.org.au

 

Salamanca Market's are a Hobart institution

Salamanca Market’s are a Hobart institution

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The ShelterBox Team talked to over 500 people about our disaster relief work.

 

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