Hi All: Sorry I’ve been missing in action for some time now. I’m taking a break and will be back in September.
I’d already made a donation to help with the disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Then I read about ShelterBox USA on Jai and Bee’s blog, Jugalbandi. ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that helps people, worldwide, when a disaster strikes. They provide boxes that contain a tent and other necessities, like thermal blankets, waterproof ponchos, stove, pans, utensils, water containers, tool kits, children school supplies and more. They’ve helped in several several countries, ranging from Afghanistan, Angola, Dominican Republic, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Louisiana, Mississippi to Zambia and more. I liked what they do, so I made a donation to them.
There are many charitable organizations collecting funds to help victims of the Haitian earthquake but I thought I’d share the information about ShelterBox with you. If you would like to help those affected by the disaster in Haiti and haven’t done so yet, you may want to consider making a donation to ShelterBox. Even if you have already made a donation elsewhere, you may want to consider making a second donation to ShelterBox. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, helps them help others in their time of need.
If you’re interested in learning more about Shelterbox USA and would like to make a donation, go here. The main headquarters is based in the United Kingdom. In addition to the United States, there are also chapters in Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, New Zealand and Denmark. You can find the web sites for these countries at this link.
The contents of the ShelterBox provides a roof, basic supplies and six months of clean drinking water for ten people in Haiti. They need shelter and help now. So, let’s help them now (In the comments section on the donation page, state that you want your donation to go to Haiti.).
Ten people can fit in a ShelterBox tent.
Ed. Note: Below is an update on the ShelterBoxes. They recently arrived in Haiti (Port-au-Prince) and have been put to immediate use.
January 18, 2010: Three operation centers were set up in and around Haiti. Read about it here.
January 19, 2010: The First ShelterBoxes arrive in Haiti (Port-au-Prince). Read about it here.
January 20, 2010: ShelterBox tents put to immediate us in Haiti. Read more here.
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Shortly after my last post, due to lightning during a thunderstorm, I lost all the computers in my home. I also lost access to the internet. The external hard drive where I saved all my photos and other stuff were destroyed, too. When I get a new computer and am back online, I’ll be back blogging and visiting your blogs.
Ed. Note: Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I recently ordered a new computer and can’t wait for it to arrive!
Photos previously posted January 2008
Elizabeth of The House in Marrakesh (and About New York) and Frank of My Paint Box are hosting a DOORS blogging event on Wednesday, 12 March 2008. Everyone is invited to participate. You can post photos, paints, drawings or poems of doors. "Anything will be fun," Elizabeth says. So, come on, folks, let’s all join in on the fun.
Go HERE for more info.