Rotary Links

 

Here are some Rotary links:

 

Provides information for Rotary Clubs around the world and news of current charity work.

Provides information for Rotary Clubs In Great Britain and Ireland and news of current charity work.

ShelterBoxes are sponsored by Rotary Clubs, school and church groups, businesses and individuals, etc. Materials are ordered from a range of suppliers selected for general use, long-life, quality and price. ShelterBoxes are prepared and packed using all new materials as delivered from manufacturers, at the ShelterBox warehouse based in Helston, Cornwall.

The contents of the box includes: Tent, sleeping bags, water purification tablets, water carriers, basic cooking/eating utensils, shovel, torches, rope...

Disasters come in many forms - earthquake; cyclone; flood; refugee displacement - but all share a common factor. The most urgent single problem facing the relief agencies is the provision of a supply of safe drinking-water.
The Solution is AQUABOX, a robust plastic tank with water purification tablets and packed with essential welfare items for a disaster situation. Once the welfare contents have been removed, each AQUABOX can be used to purify up to 1100 litres of polluted water, making it safe and pleasant to drink.

PolioPlus, the most ambitious program in Rotary’s history, is the volunteer arm of the global partnership dedicated to eradicating polio. For more than 20 years, Rotary has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease. Today, PolioPlus and its role in the initiative is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.
In addition to providing financial and volunteer support, Rotary works to urge support from other public and private sector partners. This includes the campaign to End Polio Now, inspired by the extraordinary challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

WATER SURVIVAL BOXES

In the aftermath of a disaster and for those seeking refuge in crowded relief camps, clean drinking water is the key to survival.


More than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide. Dirty drinking water causes roughly 200 deaths per hour of children below the age of 5.


 

Click the link to see the latest copy of the District 1200 news letter. Circa 1200.

D1200 Home Page