Our ShelterBox Response Team Volunteers are an outstanding asset.
My partner was Nathan Heath, a ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer who hadn’t deployed before. Right away he was very well acclimatised and professional. He had all the tools and knowledge to handle being plucked from his day job and dropped into a disaster.
This was a reminder of how fantastic our training team is. They produce a training program that prepares people for this very moment. Spending nearly 18 months recruiting and training people of this caliber.
Finally, acknowledgement that all the hard work and years of planning that went in to setting up ShelterBox Operations Philippines was worth it. The time of writing this is Wednesday 6, February 2019, exactly one month after Nathan and I flew from our homes.
In just over one month, ShelterBox completed distributions of ShelterKits and accompanying aid items to 2,193 households in the Philippines.