WE HAVE DESPATCHED 1900 BOX ‘GOLDS’ IN JUST 5 WEEKS. NOW THE DEPOT IS BARE….
Thanks to the efforts of our more local volunteers, and of our supporters from around the UK and the wider world, we have emptied the depot of Aquabox ‘Golds’.
Perhaps you saw Rtn Mike Tomlinson, Chair of Aquabox trustees, on a recent BBC tv East Midlands Today report on the work of the charity.
In the last week, another 500 have been despatched to the Lebanon for aid to refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict. (That a total of 1500 ‘Golds’ and 60 Community Filters now shipped to aid Syrian people, both in the refugee camps outside of Syria but also in the country itself.)
We have despatched this week 100 ‘Golds’ to the Cameroons, in partnership with CART – one of our long standing distribution partner organisations.
But, don’t worry – our volunteer packers and Family Filter assembly teams have already started to ‘build back’ our stock, ready for future humanitarian aid shipments, helped most recently by two youngsters who are volunteering at Aquabox as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award community service project.
And we need those boxes. We have requests for Aquaboxes for Rwanda, for Turkey, and we anticipate for those areas of India likely to be soon effected by the typhoon forecast to hit its eastern states.
Lots done. Lots to do. YOU can help by making a donation to Aquabox today. Please see our donation page on the aquabox.org website.
Related news item: http://www.ribi.org/news/ribi-news/aquaboxes-head-to-lebanon
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