Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 5, 2013

Rotary Club and Rotary Interact students team up to provide disaster relief


CROSSVILLE — Local high school Rotary Interact students worked hard both last year and this year to raise $1,000 for the purchase of a shelter box. On hand to receive the donation was Kim Kim, the incoming Rotary District Governor from the Nashville area. Kim has been very active in providing and delivering shelter boxes to disaster areas around the world.

Shelter Boxes were started by a British Rotarian. The box is designed to provide a large shelter tent and necessary survival supplies for victims of natural disasters like massive earthquakes (Haiti), tsunamis and typhoons (Philippines) and other disasters here and around the world. Each shelter box can provide life saving shelter for 10 disaster victims.

In addition to this donation, the Fairfield Glade Rotary Club raised $2,000 from this year's Wine on the Plateau event held in September for the purchase of two shelter boxes.  Rotarian Bob Weber and President Chris Celik presented the club's check to Kim Kim.