Worthwhile Rotary projects are ongoing

Thousands of residents of Japan are squeezed into evacuation centres as their country continues to deal with this terrible tragedy

A shelterbox contains enough items to house a family.

A shelterbox contains enough items to house a family.

Thousands of residents of Japan are squeezed into evacuation centres as their country continues to deal with this terrible tragedy with after-shocks and nuclear disasters changing the situation every day.

Clearwater Rotary requests your help in providing ShelterBox kits as you did after the earthquake in Haiti. Each box will give a family, up to 10 people, a place of their own. Inside the tent, they can have a degree of independence and be self-sustaining. Each kit, fully loaded with useful supplies, costs $1,000 delivered to the place of need. All money collected goes towards the boxes; there are no administration costs involved.

Clearwater so generously funded eight of these for Haiti. Can we do the same for Japan? Tax-deductible receipts can be provided for donations.

“Piggy banks” have been placed in a number of businesses around town, and Interior Savings Credit Union is ready and waiting for you to drop by, leave your donation and mailing information if you would like a receipt. Many thanks to the generous citizens who have already given from the heart.

Upcoming Rotary Events

Giant Yard Sale on Saturday, April 30 at Rotary Sports Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a fee of $10 you can set up your own table and be ready for an influx of customers! Got stuff you’d like to give?  Phone 250-674-3998 or 250-674-3137 and it will be picked up a day or two before the event. Some businesses will be donating merchandise for us to sell, so – there will be a wonderful selection of items to browse through and buy.

 

May Days Parade on Saturday, May 21 just for the fun of it! This year’s theme is “Enjoyment of the Great Outdoors” to help celebrate the 100th birthday of BC Parks.