See ShelterBox at the Kimberley Fall Fair

A new sponsor, Grubstake Pizza, has come on board for ShelterBox.

Grubstake Pizza, a popular family-run business in Kimberley has become an official sponsor of ShelterBox Canada.

Grubstake Pizza received the “Community Booster Award” at this year’s Kimberley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Banquet. Co-owner Carly Marsh proudly supports the Kimberley Dynamiters as well as Junior Soccer. Her family also donates to ShelterBox Canada and Carly is delighted with her new community partnership.

“We are proud that Grubstake Pizza is joining ShelterBox Canada sponsor Kimberley Savings Credit Union, becoming a second convenient drop off centre for donations to ShelterBox Canada.  When Canadian families are aware of the need, they care and they share”, stated Graham Mann, ShelterBox Canada Ambassador.

Grubstake Pizza will join Kimberley Rotary’s ShelterBox display on September 29 & 30 at the annual Kimberley Community Fall Fair.  This fair attracts over 5000 patrons and is a major family event every last weekend in September at the Marysville Arena.

Visitors to that display will receive a Grubstake Pizza flyer giving them a $5 discount on any pizza.  There are no restrictions on this discount.  Carly Marsh is currently developing additional menu benefits in honour of ShelterBox Canada; details of these addition discounts will be announced after the Fall Fair.

ShelterBox Canada has affiliates in over 20 countries. Their goal is to help 50,000 families every year. Each ShelterBox contains a tent that will shelter a family of ten in need. Included with the tent is all the necessary equipment that brings protection, warmth, fresh water, dignity and hope. A ShelterBox costs $1000 which includes transportation anywhere in the world. ShelterBoxes reach the disaster area with 24-48 hours.

ShelterBox’s current largest disaster is in Sahel, West Africa where over 14,000 homes have been lost to floods.  Adding to those in need are 340,000 refugees fleeing from war and starvation in neighbouring Mali.  The Canadian Government will match every dollar donated to ShelterBox Canada for West Africa if received by September 30, 2012.

Additionally, ShelterBox Response Teams are currently involved in the Philippines (Manila is 60% submerged by water), Lebanon (returning once security is restored), and Haiti (hit by tropical storm Isaac).

Volunteers’ families in Cornwall, England pack and ship every ShelterBox that is deployed around the world. They have been doing this for 12 years and is a major factor in keeping costs down.  Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ6XDljXGNQ and take a video tour of this amazing facility.  It is well worth the visit to see where your donation goes.

Kimberley Rotary Club sincerely thanks all the families who have and will continue to support ShelterBox Canada through donations and sharing their story.  Caring is sharing!  For more information contact Graham Mann at gmann@shelterboxvolunteer.org or 250-427-5057.