ShelterBoxes are deployed to provide shelter and basic survival equipment as well as comfort and dignity to people who have become homeless after a natural disaster.
ShelterBox Australia is a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills (Vic) and the accredited international affiliate of the ShelterBox Trust UK: it is a company limited by guarantee [ACN 129 338 825] and administers ShelterBox in Australia.
For more information, go to the ShelterBox Australia website
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otarian Tom Henderson, CEO Shelterbox, was selected to appear on the CNN Heroes series of special reports from international television channel CNN. The report was broadcast on CNN International on Friday 5 September 2008, and is available here
More than 3,000 people worldwide were nominated in response to CNN’s call for stories of ordinary people who have an extraordinary impact on the world. Tom Henderson was chosen as one of the ‘inspirational’ people to feature on the series of special reports.
Tom Henderson, founder and CEO of ShelterBox, said: “I am delighted that ShelterBox has been selected to appear on this year’s CNN Heroes. I would like to thank all of our loyal supporters and volunteers worldwide who have helped us grow to become one of the most effective aid agencies in the world, and that our achievements have been recognised in this way.”
The report highlighted the incredible achievements of Tom Henderson and ShelterBox in the eight years since the charity was founded.
View the CNN Heroes story