Navigation Links
Miami Businessman Heads to Haiti to Deliver ShelterBoxes
Date:4/7/2010

Steven Tonkinson to Leave April 15

Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Vocus) April 7, 2010 -- Steven Tonkinson, managing director of Rick Tonkinson & Associates financial planning firm, will depart April 15th to deliver shelter and clean water for survivors of the Haiti Earthquake.

ShelterBox is distributing disaster relief tents and life-saving supplies for up to 100,000 earthquake survivors in Haiti. Around 10,000 ShelterBoxes have arrived in Haiti and more are arriving daily. Each iconic green ShelterBox contains elements not provided by any other relief organization: a disaster relief tent for up to 10 people, stove, blankets and water filtration system, among other things.

Tonkinson will join the rest of the ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) which has been in country since the day after the earthquake struck Port Au Prince.

“My main concern is the impending rainy season,” said Tonkinson, “because for many, the only shelter some have is a simple bed sheet or a plastic tarp.”

Tonkinson, a volunteer for ShelterBox, has already done much in the outset of the disaster. During the initial weeks after the earthquake, Tonkinson was instrumental in ensuring ShelterBoxes made their way from Miami to Santo Domingo and finally to Port Au Prince.

“I'm excited to continue the awesome effort and difference ShelterBox has made for the people of Haiti in this time of need,” said Tonkinson. “I have been in communication with the team in Haiti so I have a very good understanding of our situation on the ground.”

Individual tax-deductible donations to ShelterBox USA can be made at www.shelterboxusa.org or via text message by sending SHELTER to 20222 for a one-time $10 donation

About ShelterBox

Since its inception in 2000, ShelterBox (www.shelterboxusa.org) has provided shelter and dignity following over 100 disasters in more than 70 countries, bringing the organization to the forefront of international disaster relief. ShelterBox instantly responds to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. In many cases ShelterBoxes have made the difference between life and death.

Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value. Highly trained ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organizations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Haiti_Earthquake/clean_water/prweb3848944.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Top Miami Dentist, Dr. Hamid Nassery, Offers Dental Massage Services For Patients
2. Childrens Mental Health Conference Brings Together Top Research, Professionals, Parents and Community Agencies, April 8-9 in Miami
3. Earth Class Mail™ Introduces Miami and Chicago Street Addresses
4. LocalPrinting.com Announces Launch of Customized, Localized Print Website MiamiBusinessCards.com
5. Truth-O-Meter™ Comes to Florida: St. Petersburg Times, The Miami Herald Launch PolitiFact Florida
6. Miami Based Non-Profit Responds to Congress's Call for Leadership
7. Plastic Surgery Website Design Firm Rosemont Media Heads to Miami for the 44th Annual Baker Gordon Symposium
8. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's Hank Kline Facility Opens the Alex Rodriguez Educational Center
9. Accelitech's 7th CyberKnife to Open in Miami
10. Miami Dentist Dr. H.A. Nassery Treats Local Teen Golf Star and Helps Improve Her Performance
11. Digital Policy Council Urges Heads of State to Lead and Follow -- with Good Governance on the Net
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Miami Businessman Heads to Haiti to Deliver ShelterBoxes
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... entered a settlement agreement to resolve the pending litigation between itself and 1800 ... the District of Utah). , “I am thrilled to announce that we have ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... From 1999 ... alone responsible for over 33,000 of the 52,404 drug-related deaths in 2015.(2) To ... 1512, which proposes a tax on prescription opioids to fund drug rehabilitation and ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Harris Communications, Inc., a leading provider of ... products to the Deaf Seniors of America Conference, April 4-7 at the Hotel Westin ... knowledgeable ASL friendly staff from Harris Communications and to try out the newest assistive ...
(Date:3/25/2017)... Square, PA (PRWEB) , ... March 25, 2017 , ... ... priority as a public relations partner. , All through the year, Garden Media ... and press releases, working with key influencers and pitching client’s key messages ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Clean Earth, ... material, and hazardous and non-hazardous materials announced today the acquisition of privately owned ... will add four additional processing facilities and a vast array of additional technologies, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... Germany , March 27, 2017 ... over 7,000 attendees and more than 600 exhibitors ... and discover opportunities and solutions that will advance ... 6 April 2017 at the Messe Stuttgart, ... the preeminent medical technology platform showcasing the key ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... CHICAGO , March 27, 2017  A ... Educators (AADE) found that Medicare,s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) ... diabetes testing supplies. The lack of choice forces beneficiaries ... can have dire health consequences. AADE,s ... reports by AADE and others pointing out the inherent ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... YORK , March 27, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News ... According to a new ... North America , grew 34 percent to $6.7 billion and ... rate of (CAGR) over the next five years, from $6.7 billion in ... of Americans that will be able to purchase cannabis without a doctor,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: