Letter to the Editor: Shelter Box

Words cannot express how much we appreciate what our community does for ShelterBox Canada.

Words cannot express how much we appreciate what our community does for ShelterBox Canada. On September 30, one day after another fantastic Kimberley Community Fall Fair I mailed a cheque for $1,450 to ShelterBox Canada in order that they could ship one ShelterBox for 10 Syrian Refugees costing $1,000. This is the largest amount ever raised in two days at the Fall Fair during our six years at the Fair. Kimberley Rotary has raised $80,000 since September 2008.

The world-wide Syrian Refugee Appeal to help 2 million in refugee camps, 4 million homeless within Syria a total of 6 million in need has got off to a great start across Canada. The goal is to raise $3.2 million world-wide to allow ShelterBox International to purchase an additional 5,000 ShelterBoxes to the already 4,500 currently in place.

The continuous support by the Kimberley Daily Bulletin, The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, the hundreds of volunteers who make the Fall Fair a success all deserve our sincere thanks. Tourism Kimberley would be delighted to see the addresses of ShelterBox donors on September 28 and 29. Kimberley is a great place to be.

Thank you all.

Graham Mann/ShelterBox Canada Ambassador