Montrose Rotary Club to send supplies to Nepal

Pictured with the Shelterbox tent and it's container that holds all the survival equipment are Montrose Rotarian Ion Grove-White and Arbroath Rotarian Alison Stedman.
Pictured with the Shelterbox tent and it's container that holds all the survival equipment are Montrose Rotarian Ion Grove-White and Arbroath Rotarian Alison Stedman.

Montrose Rotary Club has responded quickly to the earthquake in Nepal at its first meeting since the disaster hit the country by fund-raising and sending boxes of vital supplies.

On Saturday, April 25, a massive earthquake with 7.8-magnitude hit Nepal, killing and injuring thousands of people.

Current reports suggest that more than 7,000 people have been killed, with thousands more injured.

The epicentre was in the Gorkha region, and many roads to the hilly district are impassable due to landslides.

Montrose Rotary Club are sending a ShelterBox to Nepal - each ShelterBox contains a tent designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, water purification kit, blankets, tools, and other necessities to help a family survive after a disaster.

What will be sent in the ShelterBox will be tailored specifically to the needs of the people of Nepal and the ShelterBox. Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and the local Nepal Rotary Club.

Montrose club president Hamish Watt said: “This is an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and life saving supplies to displaced families and our club have taken an immediate decision to help.

“We will also respond with further assistance, once the Nepalese clubs have identified where the need is greatest.”