EVERY SECOND COUNTS WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
Disasters are Unpredictable
By pre-positioning aid worldwide in our five strategically located warehouses, ShelterBox can respond swiftly to crises providing families with the emergency shelter and essential aid they need to survive and rebuild in the aftermath of a disaster.
This year, we’ve delivered emergency shelter and supplies to tens of thousands of families affected by crises, including the Turkey and Syria earthquakes, the Ukraine war, and the Sudan conflict.
But our work doesn’t end there.
Now, we need your help to restock our warehouses so we’re prepared to provide families with life-saving aid when the next disaster strikes.
GIVE LIFE-SAVING AID
Once a symbol of comfort and security, Aleu’s home in Turkey became a haunting reminder of the terrifying earthquakes that shattered their lives.
Displaced, exposed to the cold, and afraid to sleep inside, Aleu’s family received a lifeline in their greatest time of need—a large ShelterBox tent, hygiene kits, mattresses, blankets, solar lights, and more— giving them a temporary home and a place of safety and solace.
All because generous supporters like you made the decision to act.
With every donation, you bring hope and healing to families like Aleu’s.
Together we can reach more families in less time
Thank you for stocking our warehouses with life-saving aid.
EVERY BOX HAS A STORY
Fatnizar lives with her family in Tondo village, Sirenja, Donggala.
When a powerful earthquake struck central Sulawesi in September 2018, Fatnizar’s home was completely destroyed. Many of the homes in her neighbourhood survived the earthquake, only to be swept away moments later by the deadly tsunami that followed. With no home to go back to, Fatnizar had to relocate with her husband and four children to a football field, five kilometres away from her home.
They were not alone; 121 families in total took refuge in this field across from a school. Fatnizar’s family shared a space under a large tarpaulin with fifteen other families.
When we met Fatnizar, the newly formed community had been living there for a month.
Fatnizar used to work as a seamstress from her home, creating custom clothing. When the earthquake took her dwelling, it also closed her two-year-old business. When we returned a week after we had provided the family with a tent, we found Fatnizar sewing under the awning of a ShelterBox tent.
The tent not only provided a more private and secure space for Fatnizar and her family, but also the opportunity for her to get back to work.
GIVING FAMILIES A PLACE TO CALL HOME
When their home in the Philippines was destroyed by Typhoon Tisoy, Nelie, her husband and their nine children found themselves living in a crowded evacuation center.
Then the coronavirus hit.
With ShelterBox aid prepositioned in the Philippines, we were able to respond quickly, providing Nelie’s family with a Shelter Kit and essential household supplies. This enabled them to relocate, rebuild their home in a safer location, and maintain social distance, keeping their family safe and healthy.