Rotary mobilizes to aid in Haitian relief and recovery 

Rotary has established the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund for Rotary members who want to donate toward recovery efforts after a powerful earthquake rocked the country on January 12, 2010.


More than US$75,000 to date has been donated to Rotary clubs in the Caribbean as part of an early assistance effort. Caribbean club members will be coordinating much of the Rotary relief work through a local Haiti Task Force, set up two years ago to administer all financial aid to the nation.

ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization founded by a Rotary club member in the United Kingdom, has dispatched a response team of two club members from the United States and one from the United Kingdom to deliver nearly 1,700 containers of supplies to the affected areas. An additional 1,600 containers will arrive in the country in the days ahead. Together, the boxes will have the capacity to provide shelter and supplies for up to 33,000 people. Aquabox, a separate disaster assistance project based in the United Kingdom, is sending more than 100 of its boxes to Haiti to provide safe drinking water.

Get updates on Rotary's aid efforts in Haiti and find out how you can help.

Learn more about ShelterBox and Aquabox.