One of the critical needs in Haiti following the earthquake and subsequent tremors is shelter to replace the homes that were destroyed. One of the temporary shelters that are being admitted into and distributed within the country is ShelterBox.
ShelterBox was conceived and designed in the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England in 1999. Since then, tens of thousands have been deployed worldwide to areas of natural and manmade disasters. Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while displaced or homeless.
Pi Sigma Epsilon, the professional sales and marketing fraternity of The University of Akron, has joined with the Rotary Club of Akron in a project to raise awareness and funds for ShelterBox. February 23 and 26, 2010, PSE setup and displayed a tent and contents of the box in the CBA atrium. Informative videos were played. Two hundred and thirty dollars was raised for the Shelterbox project.
Donors can contribute directly to ShelterBox USA or by texting “Support Shelter” to 20222 for a one-time $10 donation.