I have just spent the last five days in London organising a Solo show with Shapero Modern in Mayfair and the Water Survival Box charity that is supported by Rotary. The intention of the exhibition is raise awareness of how important water is and to help the Water Survival Box to raise money, so that they can immediately expedite these boxes to disaster zones when natural disasters strike.
Through the leadership of Hugo Pike, The Water Survival box and the support of Rotary volunteers has already delivered over 16000 boxes to people in a number of countries. People have already been helped following the Boxing Day Tsunami in the Indian Ocean and the Haiti Earthquake. The Water Survival box is already working with key aid partners such as Oxfam, Save the Children, UNICEF the Red Cross and World Vision. Up until now the key driver of this project has been the voluntary work carried out by The Rotary Districts and Clubs.
The Water Survival Box is a Rapid Response solution to people suffering from the aftermath of a disaster. Each box costs only 150 pounds GBP and provides immediate relief for a family of five. The water filter in the box can provide clean drinking water for a significant number of people. One of the biggest killers after a disaster is water born diseases due to a break down in clean drinking water.
The box can be sent via airfreight and through the various organisations to the disaster zones immediately. This is one of the most immediate and cost effective ways to help people in a disaster zone and alleviate their suffering.
The exhibition is in partnership with the Water-Survival Box, a charity which is extremely important for the work it does in disaster zones internationally. The primary goal of the exhibition is to help The Water Survival Box raise money for their work and to encourage the public to help with this fantastic project. The opening of the show is on the Tuesday the 12th of September from 6pm till 8pm. We are also working with the Ultimate Library to help the Water Survival Box Charity Please RSVP and also please share this post.
Vaughan James is a photographer and writer based in Zurich Switzerland