The Southborough Rotary Club is raising funds to help surviving victims of the Nepal earthquakes.
On Friday, June 26th, the club will hold an evening “experience of fine classic Spanish wine” and music. The event will take place at St. Mark’s School from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Tickets are available for $25 each or $40 per couple by calling 508-786-6000.
If you can’t make it, or would like to do more, you can send donations to the Southborough Rotary Club at PO Box 391, Southborough, MA.
You can read more about the tragedy and the support effort below.
On Facebook, the club explained:
The Southborough Rotary Club has decided to marshall it’s resources to help the people of Nepal survive the effects of the recent earthquakes in their country. With the generous support of Saint Mark’s school, the club is hosting a fundraising event at the school on Friday evening June 26th. The goal of the fundraiser is to help Rotary International provide emergency shelters to these unfortunate people. The Shelter Box program run by Rotary International is a proven and reliable means of helping people around the world survive devastating circumstances.
Detailed in the Rotary’s press release:
Rescue missions and emergency aid continue to arrive in Nepal after a massive earthquake hit the country killing at least 7,500 people and injuring thousands more. The 7.8″magnitude quake, the worst to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, has affected 8 million people in the country’s 39 districts, including 1.4 million needing assistance, according to government officials. It is a desperate situation.
ShelterBox is Rotary International’s premier partner for delivery of critical life” saving survival aid. ShelterBox delivers the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster. The boxes are tailored to a disaster. Typically they contain a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and a children’s activity pack.
Information about the ShelterBox project can be found at www.shelterboxusa.org.