Shelter Box





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Surprise

Total Budget: $1,000

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Activity Type: Community Development: Disaster Recovery

Summary: Matching Grant for 1 shelter box to aid 1 family in need

ShelterBox exists to meet the emergency household needs of children, women, and men who have been displaced due to disaster. The proposed project would provide tents accompanied by non-food items to newly displaced families. The funds received would be allocated to ShelterBox Deployment Essentials, to fund one ShelterBox for one family. The family could be beneficiaries from any of the countries ShelterBox is serving at the time the funds are received.

Outcome 1: Vulnerable children, women, and men can access critical emergency aid: The aid provided will enable families to regain a sense of normalcy by ensuring their basic needs are met.

Outcome 2: Families can remain intact: The provision of critically needed aid will ensure families are able to stay together - aid will provide warmth, light, basic hygiene supplies, and the utensils needed to prepare and eat meals together.

Outcome 3: Improved health and hygiene: Basic wash supplies will help improve sanitary conditions and help children, women, and men maintain basic health and hygiene.

Additional Information: The tents and many of the NFIs being distributed will be co-branded with both the ShelterBox and Rotary logos. ShelterBox is currently Rotary International's only global Project Partner for disaster relief. This agreement enables both organizations to collaborate more closely to bring relief and temporary shelter to survivors of disasters worldwide. The project partnership has built on both organization's strengths in responding to disasters all over the world. This project aligns with Rotary's focus area of peace and conflict prevention/resolution. The work of ShelterBox in war-torn countries has led to a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Sun City

Primary Contact: Steve Bjornstad

Email: stevebj60@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Surprise (5495)









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History Log Entries


by Steve Bjornstad

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Bissonett

Please note that the DRFC can only approve District Grants for clubs that meet the Minimum Required Giving (MRG). Unfortunately we cannot approve this request, and this request will be dropped from our list soon. If you need further information, please contact me at 480-299-4441.


by Jim Bissonett

Steve, I changed the club name from Surprise, not qualified, to Sun City. You are good to go!


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Steve Bjornstad

System Entry: Project signed by Steven Bjornstad.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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