ShelterBox has become part of the United Nations  Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) network, which holds emergency relief goods  in warehouses in five continents. Both organizations recently signed a technical  agreement that allows for ShelterBoxes to be stored at these Humanitarian  Response depots in five locations: Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America  and South East Asia. The strategic location of each depot and their  locality to potential disasters facilitate the deployment of relief items   within 24 to 48 hours. They are also close to airports and ports enhancing the rapid transport of relief items to the country where the disaster has struck. This saves time and donors' money so more families in need can be helped   worldwide.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of families across the world lose everything when disasters strike. Through no fault of their own and often with no warning, families lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival and the ShelterBox mission is to help them.


ShelterBox, the first Rotary International Project Partner, is the premier international aid organization that provides emergency shelter and life-saving equipment following disasters such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.


Steve Demeranville, our first ShelterBox Abassador for Rotary District 7780 is an Ambassador for ShelterBoxUSA. He is available as a guest speaker for club meetings and special events. Contact him at


Rotary Clubs in our district have purchased 61 ShelterBoxes over the past 10 years. Steve hopes all clubs will be able to participate in this international opportunity.


ShelterBox USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter, warmth, and dignity to survivors of disaster worldwide.