Warwick Sunrise Rotarians Bruce Fanning and Steve Moulden model a shelter box.
Warwick Sunrise Rotarians Bruce Fanning and Steve Moulden model a shelter box.

Help give shelter to Haitians

FOR many of us the sight of your family home reduced to rubble or the frantic search for loved ones is a terrifying nightmare but just because you live half a world away from disaster doesn’t mean the pleas for help are muted.

The Rotary Clubs of Allora, Warwick and Warwick Sunrise have patiently sat at the bottom of Rose City Shoppingworld’s escalator for two days with a giant tent; a special home Rotarian Bruce Fanning.

“The ShelterBox is like a giant tent which can house up to ten people with lifesaving equipment which the family can use for about 12 months while they’re displaced or homeless,” Mr Fanning said.

“The funny thing is we’ve had about 12 people coming up and asking if they can buy the portable stove. So the ShelterBox contains great things to keep the family going like cutlery, pots and pans, colouring-in pencils and pens for the kids and water purifying tablets that can make about 7500L of water safe to drink.”

The three Southern Downs Rotary groups have been raising money for the ShelterBoxes – which cost about $1200 each – for the past five years.

You can help by purchasing a ticket for $2.

First prize is valued at $2500.



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