Through Rotary Switzerland a new charity has been launched to support the work of the Water Survival Box Charity which is currently based in the United Kingdom. I had the privilege of being invited to be one of the founding members of the charity.
It was a beautiful sunny evening last Thursday in Luzern when Rotary founded the Swiss Water Survival Box. It was somewhat ironic, considering the suffering of the victims of the hurricane in the Caribbean.
Thanks to the hard work of their members they have raised enough money to send 220 boxes to Hurricane victims in the Caribbean. Already plans are being made to dispatch 500 boxes which will be flown into the island of St Croix and then distributed to Tortola, St Martins, St Barth, Turks and Caicos and Anguilla. These boxes can’t come soon enough as access to clean drinking water and shelter is very limited or nonexistent. It is with the help of the Rotary and the donations from the public that we can help these people. Please check out the Water Survival Box Charity and see how you can help by making a donation.
Lets face it none of us are immune to natural disasters.
I am getting reading for the opening of my show next week at Shapero Modern. We are working together with the Water Survival box, which provides relief for people immediately after a natural disaster. Nothing could be more timely, as a series of hurricanes hits the coast of America and devastates the Caribbean Islands. Please think about these people suffering and try to help them.
One of the most important things after a major event is clean drinking water.
With the water filter in the survival box, a family can have immediate access to clean drinking water. It is also much easier to distribute a water filter than bottled water which is merely a short term solution. They also have the equipment to build a basic shelter.
Here is the link to the Water Survival Box Charity and ways that you can help and donate money. Please be generous, none of us are immune from natural disasters.
Vaughan James is a photographer and writer based in Zurich Switzerland