How we stay ahead of the storm
We carefully study the weather
We gather intelligence, we monitor the weather and make sure our aid is in place.
Then we’re ready to respond – sometimes a week before the devastation hits.
We place our ShelterBoxes in strategic locations
We ship the life-saving aid you donate to safe zones around the world, close to the area of potential disaster.
This way, we can act fast when families urgently need shelter and safety.
As soon as it’s possible to enter the country, we’re there.
We handpick from our team of expert volunteers
Over the past 17 years, we’ve built up a team of incredible volunteers.
Between them, they speak multiple languages and have responded to more than 200 disasters.
Every ShelterBox volunteer always has a bag packed and is ready to go within less than three days.
We make contact
As soon as we see a storm brewing, we make contact with our partners on the ground.
We establish the scale of potential destruction, the numbers likely to be affected and exactly what help they need from us – and you.
We go that extra mile
After a disaster, we use every means possible to reach families in the most desolate of areas.
Our teams travel by foot, boat, helicopter or even tuk-tuk to get there. Whatever it takes. All to deliver aid to the most vulnerable families.