................. .......................... On an ocean of tears, it's the life raft of laughter ..... that let's us float.
Cut Bait or Go Fishing
" Each box 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.
The cost of a box is £490, including delivery direct to those who need it. Each box bears its own unique number so as a donor you can track your box all the way to its recipient country via the website ".
So ........ Dear friends, let us all raise just $10 bucks each , and pay for this message in a bottle. That's 80 people. If we raise more , we buy us another bottle shaped as a box. Let us all come together and tax ourselves to help the saddest people we will ever see.
Your $10 bucks will will shelter 10 people, give them a place to rest, prepare meals, and begin to gain sense of place. Every time we find another 80 people we buy another box.
We shelter 1 person for 44 cents a day for 6 months. You can follow that $10 bucks where ever it takes us.
$10.00 U.S. = 6.30 British pounds.
When we started this project , the one thing we focused on was
getting the most bang for our buck. We chose to contribute to the
British site because the fund raising fee was lower there, and the
cost of the Box was 25% lower.
This choice , however means that American donations to a British
charity are not tax deductible.
This oversight is mine, and mine alone.
If you would like add content to the site , contact me at :
coloradobob1 at mac dot com.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hi Colorado Bob,
First off on behalf of ShelterBox let me thank you and all your
friends who have donated so generously. Raising almost £50,000 and
bringing shelter to almost 1,000 people is an amazing achievement.
We were hoping to put up an article on our website about your
efforts. I wanted to ask you a few questions about how the whole
idea started? What your expectations were? How surprised have been
by the response?
If this is something you are interested in please get back to me.
Thank you again for all your help.
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