Northborough – The Rotary Club of Northborough recently raised $1,000 to purchase a shelter box, which has been sent to the Philippines to aid the victims of the devastating typhoon that struck in November.?The shelter box is a complete kit, including a large tent, as well as a wide variety of survival equipment and tools that can be used by a family to survive after this type of natural disaster.
During a single Saturday during the holiday season, Northborough Rotarians collected over $800 in donations from generous residents at the Northborough Shopping Plaza, and Tom Lowe of Lowe's Variety allowed the club to setup a demonstration tent outside his store. The Rotary Club and its members contributed the additional funds needed.
For additional information about the Shelter Box Program, visit http://www.shelterboxusa.org/index.php.