There is urgent need for food and dry shelter along with clean water.
Rotarians as ever have responded with donations and collections. Some clubs will be on the streets this weekend collecting for ShelterBox and other Rotary box charities. In the District it was decided to take a more medium to longer term view and set up a fund "The Phillipines Fund" for help to set up schools,clinics and possibly hospitals when the initial immediate requirement has subsided. Of course clubs can choose to make their donations and collections in whatever way they think appropriate and RIBI has set up a fund "RIBI Disaster Fund" for aid to the Philippines. Rotary International RI is also setting up a fund and details will be sent when known.
Please let us know how much you collect since we are putting all the amounts together as Rotary within RIBI.
It is always difficult to know how to respond to such a terrible disaster and we leave it to clubs to decide the best way in which they think they can help.
However we are assured of one thing and that is Rotarians are responding as they always do and every single penny donated or collected will be used in some way to help the disaster struck people of the Philippines.
For more information and graphic scenes of the destruction click here…. or click on the picture.
From Swindon Old Town.
So far, One Shelter Box ordered this week. Friday, supported The Ridgeway School in their fundraising efforts.
Today, Saturday will be doing a bucket collection at The WYVERNE THEATRE plus handing out 400 leaflets about Shelter Boxes.
Tomorrow will be collecting at a Sainsbury Store.
Long term we will be raising money once the immediate needs have been met.