September 5, 2021

Aquabox and ShelterBox Haiti update for clubs

A Message from Kevin Barclay, Aquabox Trustee

I’m a Trustee of Aquabox, (a Rotary Charity in District 1220) and International Officer of Rotary Club of Ashbourne.

Aquabox is working to get urgent aid to Haiti, following the devastating earthquake which hit the country recently. The 7.2 magnitude quake is known to have killed more than 2,000 people and left over 600,000 in need of emergency assistance.

We are currently in discussion with our partners in the Caribbean to establish which of them are best placed to provide safe and urgent distribution of aid. We are planning to ship a combination of Family Filters and Community Filters. Our stock is ready for despatch once we are confident that proper and secure distribution routes are in place.

This shipment will provide clean water to over 6,000 people.

But we can't do it without your help. It’s not just the cost of the water filters, the cost of airfreighting has increased considerably. Its nearly double what we used to be charged to send a shipment like this by airfreight, but its urgent, so we need to do it.

We have set up a Just Giving page specifically for Haiti:  Aquabox helps Haiti 2021 - JustGiving

ShelterBox are also working for Haiti

ShelterBox’s impact in Haiti, plus Syria, Mozambique, Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia can be seen via their website Where We Work | ShelterBox

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