Transforming Lives

After a disaster, shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home

CREATING STRONG FOUNDATIONS


The Impact of ShelterBox

Shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home. It’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities.

When natural disasters and conflicts displace people from their homes, we can’t wave a magic wand to replace what was lost, but we can have positive impact. We can provide people with the tools to start the process of their own recovery.

Your support provides shelter that protects families from burning heat, bitter cold, dangerous animals and disease, and so much more.

A shelter creates a space where families can have privacy from the rest of the world, where they can feel safety and security in being together.

When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. It doesn’t just give people space to heal from physical and emotional trauma, but it gives them roots, roots that go far deeper than a simple tent peg.

Your support is amazing. Your support turns simple items like tents and tarps into the tools that transform lives.

A new home in Ecuador 2016

Since ShelterBox began in 2000, your support has helped us provide shelter for more than 1 million people. A million people who not only have protection from the elements, but a place to call home.

Alf Evans, ShelterBox Operations Manager

Stories


The Hope and Strength Project

See galleries showing the incredible hope and strength of the people we meet.

Yolanda Enriquez's story

After the horror of the huayco, a flood of mud and rock that thundered down the mountains, the people of Peru have come together over food to help rebuild their communities.

Shelter-in-Shelter Solution deployed after Hurricane Harvey

Texas

Diane and Yokimi's Story

Baby Yokimi was just three months old when Cyclone Winston hit Fiji

Surya Maya Danwar's Story

When the devastating earthquake hit Nepal, Surya was almost buried alive. Read her amazing story of survival and recovery.

Ismail Mustafa’s story

When monsoon floodwaters covered vast swathes of the Malaysian peninsula, it forced Ismail Mustafa, his elderly wife and their seven-year old grandson to run for higher ground.

Enoch and Mary's Story

When Enoch and Mary lost their home and belongings from flooding in Malawi, ShelterBox provided the essentials needed to rebuild.

Mercedes and Valentin’s story

When Mercedes and Valentin lost their home to a typhoon in the Philippines, ShelterBox provided locally sourced materials that allowed them to rebuild.

The Moammar family’s story

When Mohammad lost his home and most of his family from a missile strike in Gaza, ShelterBox provided equipment to help transform his life.

MAKE AN IMPACT

You can help rebuild homes and transform lives

About Us

ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. We provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.

About Us

Building Peace

Every minute, more families lose everything in the chaos of conflict. Their homes, their livelihoods, and even family members are brutally snatched away. Take a look at how we’re helping to build peace, one family at a time here.

Building Peace

Tim Bridgman

A story of hope, loss, courage, and fortitude

Make an Impact

Whatever skills, knowledge or time you have to volunteer, you can play a vital part in this process. All we need is your passion.

Support the Work

Together, we can change lives. Help people who have lost their homes to disaster by providing emergency shelter and essential equipment.

Stay Up to Date

Featuring the latest news from the field, stories of families who we’ve helped and exciting fundraising campaigns that you can be a part of, you won’t want to miss out.