Ely Rotary Clubs join forces to help provide shelter for victims of Italian earthquake
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In a joint effort to help those made homeless in the recent Italian earthquake, Ely’s two Rotary
Clubs have jointly donated the cost of a Shelterbox (£600) to the appeal for help.
Sturdy green ShelterBoxes are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.
Each contains a family-sized tent that protects people from the elements and provides a safe space in which people can start to recover from physical and emotional trauma.
The contents differ depending on the disaster and the climate, but include a family-size tent, and items such as solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets and cooking utensils to help quickly start the process of creating a safe home.
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They are flown out to disaster hit areas to provide immediate practical relief to those made homeless though natural disasters.
For more information about Shelterboxes visit https://www.shelterbox.org/about.
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For more information about Ely’s Rotary Clubs please Google “Ely Rotary”