Posted by KEN CLAIBORNE on Oct 05, 2018
Last Friday, the people of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia looked on in horror as giant waves crashed onto their shores.
First, the island was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Then a tsunami tore through the region, flattening everything in its path and turning thousands of homes into rubble.
Families have been left devastated as they struggle with the catastrophic aftermath. Thousands are still searching for lost family members, while also enduring landslides and power outages. It is estimated that more than 1,300 have died and over 50,000 people are homeless. ShelterBox is deploying a Response Team to help people made homeless by this disaster. ShelterBox has aid pre-positioned in nearby Malaysia which will be deployed for this emergency.
Given the scope of this disaster, additional aid support is urgently needed.  The Rotary Club of Parker will be collecting donations for Shelter Box and the Indonesian relief effort at our meetings on Thursday October 11th and October 18th.