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Shelterbox Syria and Typhoon Haiyan

Shelterbox Syria and Typhoon Haiyan





The text of the letter is below:
February 24, 2014 Your supporter reference: 591008
Dear Supporter,
Thank you for bringing hope to Syrian families
I started writing these words whilst on the plane back from Iraqi Kurdistan recently, after having the
opportunity to meet some of the families forced to flee their homes to escape the fighting in Syria.
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for your kind donation of EUR 3,000.00. It is only thanks to the
generosity of supporters like you that thousands of families affected by this brutal conflict will receive the
emergency shelter and vital equipment they need to survive.
I visited a refugee camp in North East Kurdistan where teachers, refugees themselves, are working in
makeshift schools with the most limited of resources. Without books or basic materials they struggled to
provide the education these children deserve.
Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to give educational resources such as notepads, pens,
colouring books and pencils to over 300 children at the camp so they can continue with their schooling.
They were so excited to be given these basic items and it was amazing to be able to bring a smile to their
faces. Some of the children drew pictures to say thank you and I wanted to share one of my favourites with
you (above).
I would also like to take this opportunity to share how, thanks to supporters like you, more than 13,000
families made homeless by disaster and conflict in 2013 received the shelter and equipment they needed
to survive and start rebuilding their lives.
We have made a short film for you to watch using footage captured by our Response Team
volunteers throughout the year, so you can see for yourself the difference you have made. You can
see the film by going online and visiting www.shelterbox.org/thankyou.
Once again, thank you for your support this year and I hope you enjoy watching the video.
Wishing you a happy and peaceful 2014,
Becky Maynard
Director of Fundraising


February 24, 2014 Your supporter reference: 591008
Dear Supporter,
Thank you for making a difference to Typhoon Haiyan survivors
I would like to thank you for your kind donation of EUR 1,000.00 to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
As the strongest storm ever recorded to make landfall, the typhoon slammed into the Philippines
causing catastrophic damage. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children have been left
without shelter or access to food or water.
Thanks to your gift and the generosity of supporters like you, families affected by this terrible disaster
will receive the vital aid they need to survive. A ShelterBox Response Team was caught in the storm
while in the country helping in the aftermath of an earthquake, which struck the region in October. This
team was able to respond immediately and we now have further teams on the ground so we can help
as many families as possible.
Thanks to supporters like you we already had emergency aid located in the Philippines, and much
more is now arriving from neighbouring countries as well as from our headquarters in Cornwall.
Because of the sheer scale of this disaster, we are working closely with other organisations to
coordinate our relief efforts.
None of this would be possible without your support. Your gift will make a real difference to families left
in a desperate situation, providing them with emergency shelter and other vital aid like water filtration
equipment, thermal blankets and toolkits.
Thank you – together we are making a difference to families whose lives have been utterly devastated.
With very best wishes,
Alf Evans
Operations Manager

 

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