monday november 12:
The team distributed much needed blankets to families affected by Hurricane Sandy. With the emergency needs met, the deployment is complete.
wednesday november 7:
The United States bore the full force of Hurricane Sandy, where it expanded into a huge storm with winds covering a distance of about 1,610 kilometres.
'You just don’t see this kind of stuff,' Keith Blackwell, a meteorologist at the University of South Alabama’s Coastal Weather Research Center in Mobile, told National Geographic News. 'It’s so strong and so large.'
On the evening of 29 October, Sandy's winds, rains and flooding battered New Jersey and New York throughout the night, before inflicting punishment on the Northeast of the country. It weakened as it moved inland over Pennsylvania the following day.
ShelterBox is supporting emergency efforts in New York and New Jersey by distributing blankets to those in need, bringing them warmth from the cold winter temperatures.
FRiDAY NOVEMBER 23:
A ShelterBox Response Team has distributed 5900 blankets, 4775 Children’s activity packs (2775 include a school backpack), 2800 knit hats, 1000 knit gloves, 1699 scarves.
In total, 6000 people were assisted. back