About ShelterBox

ShelterBox’s mission is to provide emergency shelter to families who have lost their home to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives. We go to hard to reach communities, often those overlooked by others, to provide vulnerable families with a place to call home. We work with our global network to support communities around the world to rebuild and recover from the worst days of their lives.

My story

In August/September 2019 I undertook 10 days of training needed to join the ShelterBox Response Team (this means that I’ll be heading out to areas affected by disaster, trying to reach communities and help deliver aid); it was the most thorough, intensive and enriching experience, and furthered my resolve to be as involved with the charity as possible. Whilst I plan to undertake various challenges and specific fundraising events in the future, I’m keen to get the ball rolling now, and raise as much awareness as possible about the work ShelterBox does.

Support ShelterBox 

Let's do it!
What you can do

Families around the world affected by disasters need our support more than ever to help recover and build back stronger. The aid ShelterBox delivers varies depending on the nature of the crisis they’re responding to, but can consist of tents, kits with tools to rebuild homes, solar lights, water purification systems and cooking sets (you can read more about the aid they provide here: https://www.shelterbox.org/shelter/aid).

Another neat way of getting involved is to join the ShelterBox Book Club. You choose an amount to pay each month, and in return receive a new book to read and discuss every 6 weeks. You also receive updates about ShelterBox’s operations, so it’s a great way of keeping yourself informed too: https://www.shelterbox.org/book-club/

Whilst the main purpose of this is to raise funds, if you don’t feel you’re able to contribute financially, taking time to look into the work ShelterBox does and spreading the word further is a positive outcome too (their website is a good starting point https://www.shelterbox.org, and they also have a lot of good video content available on Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/user/ShelterBoxUK)