Rotary Shelter Box serves disaster victims

July 30, 2008

shelter boxSCOTTSDALE – The Rotary Club of Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale has purchased a Shelter Box that will be sent to a disaster area anywhere in the world when needed.  Shelter boxes contain a 10-person tent and ancillary equipment designed to enable a family of up to 10 people to survive for at least six months.  The box costs $1000 and can mean the difference between life and death to disaster victims.

During the recent natural disasters that occurred in Myanmar and China, a total of 1800 boxes were sent by Rotary Clubs throughout the world to these area.

Rotary Club of Pinnacle Peak is made up of local business and professional leaders who are committed to providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and helping build goodwill and peace in the world. 

The club meets each Thursday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Pinnacle Peak Country Club, 8701 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale.  Visitors are invited to attend a luncheon meeting to hear great speakers and learn more about Rotary.  Potential new members are welcome.  Further information is available on the club's website at

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