Operations Update: Philippines

Stephanie with happy families on Biliran Island

ShelterBox Canada’s Executive Director, Stephanie Christensen, recently returned from Biliran Island in the Philippines to witness the Rotary Village Project firsthand.

When responding to Tropical Storm Urduja on Biliran Island in December 2017, ShelterBox worked very closely with the Rotary Club of Biliran Island.

A team including ShelterBox Canada’s Executive Director, Stephanie Christensen, recently went back to Biliran Island to check on the families who received our aid and to work with the Rotary Club on their Rotary Village Project.

The Rotary Village project will provide 58 families with semi-permanent homes as a next step after the ShelterBox tents.

Upon witnessing the Rotary Village Project firsthand Stephanie remarked,

It has been amazing to not only work so closely with Rotary on our emergency response as we do in many countries around the world but to help with this next phase in the shelter process as well. This is an amazing example of the Rotary Partnership in action

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