There are families who need our help and we’re doing everything we can to ensure they receive the shelter, warmth and dignity they deserve as quickly as possible.
Sarasota, Fla. (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
A US-based response team is working in Peru, delivering emergency shelter and other aid to families displaced by widespread flooding with ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization.
The all-American team, including Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA, the charity’s US affiliate, Alan Monroe, ShelterBox USA volunteer manager, and Bruce Heller, a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) volunteer from Texas, will be joining Michigan-based Derek Locke, who has been working in isolated areas of northern Peru since April.
ShelterBox, which responds to disasters such as earthquake, flood, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid to help families rebuild their lives, has had teams working in Iquitos and the surrounding areas after the ongoing flooding caused widespread displacement.
“The areas we’re traveling within are difficult to reach,” said Sperling. “But there are families who need our help and we’re doing everything we can to ensure they receive the shelter, warmth and dignity they deserve as quickly as possible.”
The highly-trained team is distributing ShelterBoxes, focusing in the outlying areas of Fernado Lores and Los Amazonas. Each iconic green ShelterBox contains a disaster relief tent, stove, blankets, water purification system and other tools for survival.
The response team continues to work with the local government to distribute ShelterBox aid.
ShelterBox is also responding to an industrial accident in Congo.
ABOUT SHELTERBOX USA
Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth and dignity following more than 170 disasters in 80 countries. ShelterBox instantly responds to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Each iconic green ShelterBox contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, stove, blankets and water filtration system, among other tools for survival. ShelterBox’s American affiliate, ShelterBox USA is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. Individual tax-deductible donations to ShelterBox USA can be made at http://www.shelterboxusa.org, (941) 907-6036 or via text message by sending SHELTER to 20222 for a one-time $10 donation.