The Rotary Club of Osborne Park has been recognised as a Shelterbox Australia Emerald Club Supporter for contributing over $10,000 to Shelterbox.  The award was presented to President Peter Stuart at a recent meeting by David Brockway of the Mundaring Club, who is the district representative of Shelterbox.    
Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster.  Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. ShelterBox Australia is working to change this.  
They helps turn despair into hope following a disaster by providing highly trained response teams who assess the needs of beneficiaries and tailor the right level of support.  They can supply such essentials items as mosquito nets, thermal blankets, emergency water filters, solar lights, tools, and family tents. These items are are stored in many places around the world where natural disasters or arears of conflict are prevalent so that aid kits can be dispensed quickly.  Working with partners such as Rotary International allows Shelterbox the flexibility to work in a number of different areas and reach even more families when disaster strikes.
Over the last 20 years over 100 countries have received emergency shelter to help rebuild communities and transform lives and in 2018 alone over 42,000 families were assisted with emergency shelter and other essential household items.  Areas of conflict in recent times where help has been delivered include Syria, Cameroon, Somalia, and Paraguay. Of course it is driven by volunteers who help make sure no family goes without shelter during times of conflict or natural disasters.