Wednesday 04 May 2011
ShelterBox Australia to hold expo in Martin Place
A ShelterBox camp in Haiti 2011, one year after the devastating earthquake.
International aid organisation, ShelterBox Australia will be holding an interactive expo in Martin Place tomorrow (Thursday May 5) from 7am to 3pm, which has been organised by the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour.
The expo will feature a camp of erected ShelterBox tents, as well as a display of the various lifesaving equipment and supplies that are featured in ShelterBoxes when they are delivered to families around the world who have been affected by disaster.
ShelterBox Response Team representatives, who have travelled to various disaster zones around the world to deliver ShelterBoxes will also be in attendance and available for interview.
“Anyone interested in finding out more about ShelterBox Australia and its various initiatives is welcome to come down to Martin Place and visit our display,” said Craig Tobler, General Manager of ShelterBox Australia and member of Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour.
“Since its inception in 2000, ShelterBox has responded to over 150 international disasters, delivering a total of 106,062 ShelterBoxes, helping to directly assist over one million people in need,” he added.
Most recently ShelterBox has responded to tragedies in Japan, New Zealand and Columbia.
The expo will be held from 7am to 3pm in Martin Place, Sydney. Tents and ShelterBoxes will be on display and there will be ShelterBox Response Team representatives available for interview. Volunteers will be encouraging a $10 donation to the charity equivalent to a 1/100th share in a ShelterBox.