Check out some sights and sounds from Memorial Composite High School’s recent Bike-A-Thon in support of the Rotary of Stony Plain and their International ShelterBox campaign. Grade 12 student Jessica Garley helped drive this event with her fellow students, staff and members of the community.
This first-time event set a fundraising target of $3,000 and blew it out of the water!
A big thanks goes to Parkland School Division’s Director of Learning Services, Leah Andrews, for the interviews on her iPhone. (See – blogging for 184 Days doesn’t have to be a lengthy written essay!)
From the ShelterBox website:
What is ShelterBox?
ShelterBox is an international aid organization that provides immediate assistance to areas ravaged by disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, or conflict. ShelterBox currently has 21 international affiliates and works globally helping survivors immediately following a disaster by providing shelter and lifesaving equipment to the most affected populations.
How do ShelterBox Response Teams operate?
A highly trained ShelterBox Response Team, composed mainly of volunteers, distributes ShelterBoxes at the site of a disaster, working closely with local organizations, international aid agencies, and a global network of volunteers. Each ShelterBox, tailored to a disaster, typically contains a relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack along with additional vital items.