ShelterBox Donates Decommissioned Tent to SSAR

“Every year, thousands of communities lose their homes, their possessions, and their livelihoods.  For families in affected areas, each day becomes a battle to survive.”

ShelterBox Canada provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. Since they began in 2000, they have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.

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SSAR members with ShelterBox Ambassador Neil Wylie

ShelterBox Ambassador Neil Wylie is one of 85 volunteers across Canada working to promote ShelterBox, raising awareness through speaking engagements, fundraising events and generating local interest.

Through a personal connection, Neil learned more about Saskatoon Search and Rescue and wondered if we would be interested in and have use for a decommissioned ShelterBox tent. We immediately said, “Yes!”

The tent is a valuable addition to our equipment inventory. We see it being used during longer searches or training exercises, especially during inclement weather, or as a first aid station at various events that we are involved in.

Thank you Neil and ShelterBox Canada for your kind donation to Saskatoon Search and Rescue!

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Learning how to set up the ShelterBox tent.

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Setting up the tent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SSAR member Mike showing off the ShelterBox and Rotary International logos. Rotary is a big sponsor and supporter of ShelterBox.

Lots of room inside the tent!

Lots of room inside the tent!

Very compact, easy to store.

Very compact and easy to store.

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