The Jamestown Noon Rotary Club recently contributed $1,000 raised by its members to benefit ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe.
"The members of more than 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world place value in service above self," said Sharon Hamilton, president of the Jamestown Noon Rotary. "We have a commitment to helping others in need."
ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid - emergency-tented shelter and other supplies, such as stoves, blankets and water filtration systems, among other tools, to help families rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a disaster such as an earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.
The organization currently is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
"You never know when the next disaster might strike," said Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA. "With generous donations such as this one from the Jamestown Rotary Club, we can continue our mission of providing shelter, warmth and dignity to disaster survivors around the world."
The theme of Rotary this year is to "Engage Rotary, Change Lives." For more information about the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club, which meets at noon Mondays in the Robert H. Jackson Center banquet room, contact Hamilton at 665-8008 weekdays.