Recently, hurricanes have affected our friends in the Southern United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean islands. There may be many different options presented to you for ways to help. Here at RuffleCon, we love our friends over at ShelterBox. They provide emergency shelter, supplies, and materials to assist those in disaster affected areas to continue living with their basic needs met. From tents to water purification kits to educational materials for children to continue their schooling, ShelterBox thinks about what people need after the initial help arrives. It is easy for the public's eye to move away from a disaster after time. With ShelterBox, those affected are not forgotten.
How ShelterBox Works for Victims of Natural Disasters
The focus for this organization is rebuilding community. They do this through literally a box; depending on the climate and needs after the disaster, they place items within them to help people in the affected area rebuild their homes and lives. Things they include vary from tents, building materials, lights, water, food, and much more. The great part is, they create the boxes for you. You may be thinking, "How do I make a box?". By making a donation, the team over at ShelterBox will use your proceeds to create the boxes for the places that need it most. You can also donate directly to a cause. Right now, their donation page features a selection for Hurricane Irma relief.
Prefer PayPal? They have an option for that too.
A common concern when picking a charity is if it's reputable. Advocating for ShelterBox is easy because they are so transparent about where their money goes. They are well rated among independent charity rating organizations. You can see their financial breakdown here on CharityNavigator.
Outside of our own donation, our thoughts are with the victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey.