Candlelight Events Help Those Who Lost Power/Shelter

ShelterBox brings light and hope to survivors of natural disaster and conflict

It’s hard to imagine families and young children living without the comfort and security of light and shelter.

Shine For Shelterbox Campaign Begins Nov. 6

This holiday season, humanitarian disaster relief organization ShelterBox is encouraging grassroots Shine for ShelterBox candlelight gatherings across the country to help families in the Caribbean, Syria, Niger, and around the world, whose own power, lights, and shelter were destroyed by hurricanes and other natural disasters and conflicts.

“It’s hard to imagine families and young children living without the comfort and security of light and shelter. During a season when many of us come together to celebrate what really matters with family and friends, our Shine for ShelterBox campaign gives us the opportunity to make those gatherings even more meaningful. This effort will help us spread light and comfort by raising funds for solar lights, tarps, tents, and tools to rebuild homes for families across the world, who have literally lost everything,” says ShelterBox USA President Kerri Murray.

Ever since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated islands across the Caribbean, ShelterBox has been working to assess the most extreme needs. To help the most vulnerable families who lost everything, it’s distributing tents and ShelterKits containing tarps and tools to rebuild or repair structures. With winter approaching, ShelterBox is also preparing to distribute winter blankets, mattresses, clothing, and LuminAid solar lights to help refugees in Syria and Iraq. Around the world, every second, one more person is displaced by conflict and natural disaster. About 85 million people are displaced by conflict…

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