Skegness Rotary Club send additional £5k to support Philippines disaster

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The Rotary Club of Skegness has made an immediate response to the disaster in the Philippines by sending total funds of £7,660 as part of its work in supporting international projects and disasters.

Funding has been sent by the Skegness club to the charity “Shelter Box” which is a Rotary International project partner.

Initially the club sent £2,600 but has upped its aid by sending another £5,000 to help provide emergency help to families, thanks to a donation.

“A very generous donation has been made to the club to use specifically for this disaster for which we are extremely grateful,” said a spokesperson for the club

One Shelter Box which costs £590, provides emergency shelter and life-saving supplies for families. It consists of a tent with capacity for 10 people, blankets, ground sheets, water storage, filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a tool kit and a children’s activity pack.

A total of six Shelter Boxes have now been funded since September, four for the most recent disasters in Syria and Philippines.

Further funding has also been sent to “WorldWaterWorks” who provide Water Survival Boxes.

“This is essential as a key problem in the Philippines, is the lack of clean water. We are providing two Water Boxes, each has a filtration pack, Iodine tablets, a tarpaulin for basic shelter and basic hygiene equipment. Each box costs £150,” they added.

Both these organisations are already in the Philippines providing much needed support to families.

“Through Rotary we can enable quick and appropriate help to disaster areas across the world, often in advance of the national governments,” they said.