Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Shelterboxes, bloggers and help for Haiti.

Traction Man, who is no longer in his hospital bed, says :-
A group of bloggers has set up a website to raise money for the Haitian earthquake appeal. If you would like to donate some money towards the humanitarian efforts underway in the Caribbean then please visit the Bloggers for Haiti website and make your contribution to save lives and provide much-needed assistance.
These boxes look like a brilliant idea, which is why it's been mentioned and linked.

Shelterboxes are huge, it takes two people to lift them. Each one contains a 10-person tent, tools and equipment and so on.

They are the brainchild of Tom Henderson, a Rotarian and ex-Navy diver from Cornwall, who decided that something in addition to medicines and food is needed in response to disasters, so he worked out what would be needed to survive - which is shelter from the elements and a the rudiments of self-sufficiency. The box itself is sturdy enough to be used to carry or store water, or even to act as a crib.

If you would like to see what a Shelterbox is, didn't spot the link or don't like third-party sites, then go to Shelterbox itself where there is a donate button.

Shelterbox's donation hotline number is 0300-0300-500
(same price as 01 or 02 numbers)

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