1.6 million people have been sheltered since 2000, and our Club help them reached people in need. COVID 19 has not stopped their efforts, our help has provided aid to over 87,000 people so far in 2020. Hudson Daybreak Rotary has received ShelterBox HERO recognition for Rotary Year 2019-2020.

ShelterBox HERO Award

HERO Clubs enable ShelterBox to have the resources and time to be ready when disaster strikes by allowing ShelterBox to purchase and pre-position aid in or near countries where they respond often, resulting in a more efficient and timely response. Hudson Daybreak Rotary became involved with ShelterBox when John Knutson brought the international disaster relief program back from my Australian GSE trip in 2007.
About ShelterBox and Rotary
In 2012, ShelterBox became Rotary International’s first Project Partner and remains the only disaster relief charity. The global support from the Rotary International network is the cornerstone upon which ShelterBox is built.

In April 2000, the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England adopted ShelterBox as its millennium project. Little did they know that it would become the largest Club project in the world, responding to disasters and conflict across the globe and providing emergency shelter to over one million people.

Rotary has been instrumental in our growth and is the cement that binds us together. Since ShelterBox was founded, they have grown from one club’s adopted project to Rotary International’s only Project Partner in disaster relief. Their global network has been key in their international growth.

At present, all ShelterBox affiliates have been set up by Rotarians or Rotaractors and the growth has been phenomenal.

Click to learn more about the ShelterBox and Rotary partnership.