Boxes of aid are desperately needed; please give a donation to this appeal to help ShelterBox respond rapidly.
Indonesian island of Sumatra has been struck by two earthquakes in less
than 24 hours. Yesterday, the first earthquake caused buildings to
collapse and fires to rage in the city of Padang. A second earthquake
hit the island early this morning, causing further devastation.
ShelterBox are already sending volunteers and boxes.
an 8.3 magnitude earthquake caused a large tsunami that crashed into
Western Somoa, American Somoa and many other islands in the South
Pacific. The islands have been left shattered, with thousands of homes
destroyed and a rising death toll. Again ShelterBox has sent a team of
volunteers to assist.
Over the weekend the Philippines was hit by
the hugely destructive Typhoon Onday (Ketsana), ShelterBox immediately
sent a team of volunteers who have witnessed thousands of people
evacuated to churches and municipal buildings. They say the conditions
are unimaginable. The typhoon has been described as 'one of the most
damaging storms of recent years' for this region.
This has been
one of ShelterBox's most challenging set of deployments to date and we
are urgently appealing for donations to enable us to alleviate the
suffering of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe who have
lost everything in the last week.
Call now on: Donations
hotline - 0300 0300 500 or if you are calling from outside the UK
+44300 0300 500. To make a donation online please click here.
Thank you for your support.