Northborough Rotary provide shelter for typhoon victims in the Philippines

0
6
(l to r) Rotarian Andy Dowd, his daughter Molly Dowd, and Rotarians Chuck Frankian, Pat Doyle, and Ed King stand in front of the tent from the shelter box the donated to Filipino typhoon victims. (Photo/submitted)
(l to r) Rotarian Andy Dowd, his daughter Molly Dowd, and Rotarians Chuck Frankian, Pat Doyle, and Ed King stand in front of the tent from the shelter box that the Rotary donated to Filipino typhoon victims. (Photo/submitted)

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.