ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organization that provides shelter and emergency supplies to areas hit by natural disasters. Contents of each box vary depending on the need, but generally include a tent for 10 people, thermal blankets, insulated grounds sheets, mosquito nets, water purification system, basic tool kit (hammer, axe, saw, shovel, pliers, wire cutters), wood-burning or multi-fuel stove, cooking supplies and eating utensils, and a children’s activity pack of coloring books and crayons.
We’ll be debuting five new Spanish wines brand new to market paired with some delicious treats to nibble on. All tasting fees will be donated to ShelterBoxUSA.org.
We last held an event for ShelterBox this past February after the massive earthquake in Haiti. Our event was a great success and, thanks to you, we raised enough money to send one whole box to Haiti ($1000, shipped). That’s shelter and the means to live for 10 people.
All too quickly we forget that ShelterBox is needed all over the world everyday. Their current deployments can be tracked on their website and include disasters you won’t hear much about on the evening news – flooding in Brazil and a landslide and flooding in Pakistan.
Thursday’s event is in collaboration with our good friends at BUILD. Next weekend they, along with other cycling enthusiasts, will be riding from Seattle to Vancouver, BC to raise money for this great cause. They started with the goal of raising $10,000 for ShelterBoxUSA.org – at $1000 per box that’s 10 boxes, or shelter for 100 people! (more info on their ride at the BUILDlls blog here). Please join us and help us blow them way past that $10,000 goal and help those who have just lost everything and truly need your help.