ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides supplies and emergency shelter to families around the world who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict, enabling them to rebuild their lives. The Rotary Club of Casper has assisted the ShelterBox project by raising money to purchase shelters for people in need.
The signature green boxes feature Rotary’s logo and are adapted to fit the emergency before being transported on scant notice. Most boxes include family-size tents, though the contents differ depending on the disaster and climate. Many are packed with solar lights, water storage and purification equipment, thermal blankets, and cooking utensils. Depending on need, the organization may deliver ShelterKits, smaller aid packages that include tools, ropes, and heavy tarpaulins used to provide emergency shelter and repair damaged structures.