ShelterBox: Rotary’s Disaster Relief Program (Aired on AM on June 21 & on FM on June 23, 2013)

Lou Turpin

Lou Turpin

Rhinebeck Rotarian and ShelterBox Ambassador Lou Turpin was interviewed “live” at a meeting of the Red Hook Rotary at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant in Red Hook. ShelterBox is a program that provides disaster relief in the form of a specially designed tent that can hold an entire family and also the tools, food, cookware, and water filtration needed to support that family for up to half a year. Before deploying the ShelterBoxes, which resemble trunk-sized Tupperware boxes, a highly trained team of SRT’s (Shelterbox Relief Team members) performs reconnaissance of the disaster and its needs. As a ShelterBox Ambassador for the Hudson Valley, Turpin has undergone the rigorous SRT training program, rumored to be more strenuous than Marine basic training. In the program, we learn many more facts about the Shelterbox program including the surprising news that today ShelterBoxes are deployed in conflict disasters, such as the Syrian Civil War, and that newly designed mini-tents are used for short-term relief.

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USA ShelterBox Program
History of ShelterBox Program
ShelterBox Ambassador Lou Turpin

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June 21, 2013 · Posted in Hudson Valley  

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