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New Market Rotary Club Provides Disaster Relief to Haiti

The New Market Rotary Club recently provided disaster relief to the earthquake victims in Haiti through donation of a shelter box to those who have lost everything in the recent earthquake. The Shelter Box program was created several years ago by Rotary International to provide emergency relief to those impacted directly by natural disasters. Most boxes include family-size tents, though the contents differ depending on the disaster and climate. Many are packed with solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets, and cooking utensils. Depending on need, the organization may deliver Shelter Kits, smaller aid packages that include tools, ropes, and heavy tarpaulins used to provide emergency shelter and repair damaged structures. Funds for this effort were raised through free will donations at the Club’s annual family pool party hosted by Mr. “Skip” Constable in New Market.
More information can be found on this life saving program at https://www.rotary.org/en/shelterbox-and-rotary-help-disasters