April 19, 2011

Charity of the Month for April 2011: ShelterBox

4/19/2011 Posted by Mel Got Served
The day I posted my Charity of the Month for March 2011, a devastating earthquake hit Japan, affecting millions. It was so awful and tragic, and our help was needed. I checked out CNN which had a list of charities to donate to and got to donating. Because I'm an animal lover, I gave to the American Humane Society. But I also saw a charity I hadn't hear of and found to be a great organization when horrible things happen.

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters when they truly need it. The big green shelter boxes are tailored to the disaster, but contains things like tents, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, and more. What I love to is that ShelterBox sends you a tracking number so you can see which ShelterBox your donation has gone to. ShelterBox's goal is to help 500,000 people this year and are somewhere in the 100,000 range now. So do just a little bit of help with a small donation to help some family have some shelter when they can't control the disasters of our world.