ShelterBox Fundraising

We have now reached 13% of our goal to raise enough funds to purchase 15 ShelterBoxes this year. With the June 11-18 ShelterBox Awareness “Big Green Box Week” fast approaching, fellow Inland Empire Fundraisers are encouraged to visit http://shelterboxusa.org/involved.php?page=42 for ideas on how they can get involved and to get fund raising ideas.

We can’t wait to see how much the Patriot vs. Rubidoux teacher/admin/coach/staff basketball challenge will bring in as well as what the ShelterBox portion of the proceeds from the Link Crew at Patriot High’s dance fund raiser will be. We have a long way to go yet know that we can count on the generous nature and spirit of the people of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale to help us reach our goal of $15,000 – which translates to a new start for 15 families who have literally lost everything but their lives.

As you may know, Sendai, the largest Japanese city closest to the epicenter of the recent 9.0 earthquake and capital of one of two prefectures ravaged by tsunami, has been a sister city of Riverside, CA for more than 50 years. Tens of thousands in Sendai and what is now estimated at more than 300,000 in the surrounding area have been left homeless – lacking even the basic necessities to get on with their lives.

Jurupa Citizen Corps is partnering with a growing number of groups and organizations in raising funds from what was originally the people of the new cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley, but has now been expanded to include the entire Inland Empire, to provide ShelterBox disaster relief supplies to the Japanese quake and tsunami victims.*

Please join us in this effort. Add your organization or group or even yourself as a partner in our Team Inland Empire fund raising or donate and help us reach our goal to send at least 15 ShelterBoxes (at roughly $950.00 each – which includes transportation, set up assistance, and maintenance training) to the victims of disaster. Any amount you can spare will help make a big difference to some displaced family. To become a fund raising partner, donate or establish your personal fund raising goal as part of our overall Team Inland Empire, please click here: https://shelterboxusa.myetap.org/fundraiser/reps/team.do?participationRef=1056.0.448193506

Why ShelterBox?

Please watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/user/ShelterBoxUK

The ShelterBox solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. ShelterBox delivers the essentials a displaced family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.  U.S. Shelter box operations are headquartered in Florida. You can follow ShelterBox deployment activities and responder updates at: http://shelterbox.org/

Sample ShelterBox Contents

Sample ShelterBox Contents

* ShelterBox is almost always responding to multiple disasters simultaneously around the world. As they are doing in Japan they respond immediately, even before any funds are donated in public response to a new disaster. They can not promise that your particular donation will go to any specific disaster or location like the city of Sendai, yet do promise it will go where the immediate disaster relief need is great and/or to purchase supplies to have an inventory of ShelterBoxes on hand so they can immediately respond to the next major disaster – which, as we all know, will one day be right here in southern California.

To see details of what’s in a typical box click here.  If you would like to learn about becoming a ShelterBox Response Team member please click here.

ShelterBox Tent

ShelterBox Tent provides housing for up to 10 people

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