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Having joined this charity as Chief Executive in early 2013, I have not stopped being amazed at the high quality and hard work everyone at ShelterBox does, including affiliates and volunteers, day in and day out, with limited resources. Our response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is a prime example and has been our most testing disaster to date.

I’ve just returned from the Asian country as I wanted to see for myself how our aid has been helping the devastated communities. What an eye-opener it was. In just over 100 days we've helped shelter nearly 6,000 families.

This newsletter provides an update on how your support has been vital in helping vulnerable families overwhelmed by this disaster, as well as those affected by flooding in Zimbabwe, more flooding in Bolivia and the conflict in Syria. Thank you.

As well as responding to the desperate needs of communities around the world, you will read how we have continued to review and evolve the aid equipment we supply by looking at Shelter Kits.

I would like to express my gratitude to you for your generous support that assists us to continue the work we do. Together with our staff, volunteers, patrons and, critically, our supporters and donors, we can deliver our objective – supporting and protecting those many thousands of families who have lost their homes.

Sincerely,  Alison Wallace


ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace to speak at District 9980 & 9970 Rotary Conferences

‘Alison Wallace is delighted to be back in New Zealand this week to attend two Rotary District Conferences and to meet up with the ShelterBox New Zealand Board and the Mosgiel Rotary Club.'  Read more:

Shortbread and ShelterBoxes

'Jimmy Griffith is cycling around the South Island towing a ShelterBox to raise funds and awareness so that people can access shelter, clean water and food.'  Read more:

Four months on since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.

'As always, a big thank you to all of our supporters around the world who have helped us bring vital aid to support these communities in the Philippines'.  Read more:

ShelterBox sends shelter to flood-hit Zimbabwe.

'ShelterBox has sent enough tents to shelter 800 families in Zimbabwe that have been forced from their homes due to flooding in the Masvingo Province.' Read more:

ShelterBox deliver the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives.

'We are constantly evolving as a charity and developing our aid. There are different needs for different disasters.'  Read more:

Innovation...  Did you know?

''ShelterBox has been trialling a new water filter in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, having received feedback from disaster-affected families that previous water filter models have been too time-consuming to use'.  Read more:

Resilience and positivity in the Philippines

'ShelterBox Response Team members working on the island of Panay in response to Typhoon Haiyan have been inspired by the resilience and positivity shown by Filipino families.' Read more:
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