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Bowen raises money for emergency aid in the Phillipines
Last November 23 and 24, in front of The Snug Cafe, members of the Rotary Club of Bowen Island set up a Shelterbox Tent as a demonstration project to raise funds in support of the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort. So far, Bowen Islanders have generously responded with donations of $5,000.00.
For this project, the Government of Canada provides matching funding. The total support adds up to $10,000. One thousand dollars pays for one complete Shelterbox kit. Each kit, containing a tent, tools, blankets, cooking & heating, and water purification, can house up to 10 people. As a result of the support from the people of Bowen Island, up to 90 people in the Philippines will have temporary housing.
The Government of Canada has announced that it will extend the deadline for matching donations until December 23. If people wish to contribute to this project, please take advantage of this offer and provide a cheque payable to The Rotary Club of Bowen Island. In the memo section of the cheque, mention that it is for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. You may leave the cheque with the staff of the Snug Cafe or the Ruddy Potato.
Rotary is non-political and non-religious. Every member subscribes to the principle of Service Above Self. Rotary is supported by its members, and does not charge a management fee for donations. 100% goes to the cause. Please join us in providing assistance to the people of the Philippines.
More about Shelterbox Canada at: http://www.shelterboxcanada.org/
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